Posted On: January 10, 2022
Media Organization: Stanford Center for Racial Justice
The Stanford Center for Racial Justice (SCRJ) was created last year in the wake of our country’s deep reflection about our racial divisions. We are based in the Law School, and serve the entire University. Our overarching goal is to address some of the most challenging problems in our country resulting from the history and persistence of racism.
We are currently in a planning and building phase and our near-term plan is to focus on three areas: economic insecurity, including income and wealth disparities; educational opportunity; and reimagining public safety.
The Center works with Stanford researchers and scholars across the university to develop and identify new research and ideas. Our approach is to collaborate broadly and to democratize knowledge. We want to bridge the gap between academic research and all of the stakeholders and communities who desire access to information and ideas in user-friendly ways.
We will engage in truth telling, by gathering objective factual information and making that information available and accessible to broad audiences.
The individual we seek for this position will become an important thought partner with the Executive Director and with the Faculty Director to help the Center implement its strategic goals.
Research, plan, write, and edit original/complex publications for style and substance.
Develop and publish sensitive policy statements and publications for internal and/or external audiences.
Ensure adherence of editorial content to guidelines and oversee the work of other editorial staff or free-lancers.
Recommend changes and amendments to communications or publications.
Work within deadlines and cost constraints of clients.
Advise and collaborate with clients on editorial and publication methods.
Communicate with writers, editors, photographers, vendors, and contractors, and review the publication process.
Serve as a resource in developing strategies that promote effective delivery of publications/editorials to target audiences.
*Other Duties: Other duties consistent with the position may be assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant work experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Demonstrated understanding of the principles, terminology, procedures, and best practices of communications, public relations, and editorial content.
Extensive experience in planning and implementing complex publications/editorial projects.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize and coordinate materials from multiple resources.
Demonstrated ability to edit complex stories for both style and substance.
Exceptional attention to detail and thorough command of editorial and proofreading skills.
Experience producing highly effective work within the deadline and cost constraints of clients.
Extensive experience and understanding of job-required software applications.
Demonstrated ability to apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to apply discretion and judgment in evaluating implications of information released to internal and external audiences.
Additional Preferred Skills:
Collaborative work style, and experience working with teams.
Experience working with complex ideas and research and ability to translate ideas for different audiences.
Demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of constituencies including scholars, researchers, policymakers, community groups, nonprofit leaders and government officials.
Experience with social media distribution techniques.
Experience with producing video content.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide https://adminguide.stanford.edu/