The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Content Writer.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.
IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.
About the team
The Global Impact Group (GIG) serves IHME’s vision of all people living long lives in full health through cutting edge communication and collaboration. GIG runs campaigns to amplify awareness of the most critical health challenges, and works with scientists and decision-makers to strengthen the evidence base of research and to take informed action. Within GIG, the Global Campaigns team works with media and social media, creating compelling content to help IHME advance policy windows by furnishing evidence to inform decision-making.
About the position
The Content Writer will achieve policy impact by creating audience-centric content. They will work closely with other team members to understand the needs of policy influencers and policymakers, and will generate materials that raise awareness among these target audiences and increases their engagement with IHME’s work. The Content Writer will be a skilled communicator, and able to quickly understand, form conclusions, and articulate key elements of research in a manner that is useful to key stakeholders in the policy sphere and beyond.
This position directly contributes to the uptake and understanding of cutting-edge scientific analysis that establishes UW’s credibility and high bar of excellence in the field of population health by cultivating strong relationships with senior faculty and staff at IHME to understand research processes and products, to create content, and to liaise between IHME and external audiences.
The individual in this position will need to develop an understanding of specific international target audiences and their information needs in order to develop audience-relevant content. They must be able to understand and translate complex research findings into key messages that inform policy priorities and debates in order to create positive impact on population health. Overall, the Content Writer will be an essential member of a collaborative team in a challenging and exciting work environment, helping shape the strategy for audience-centered content to meet IHME’s objectives.
This position is contingent upon project funding availability.
Research Command and Audience Awareness
Project Coordination/Management and Content Production
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.