UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

INFORMATION SPECIALIST 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

3774 (Classified Non Union (Conf Exclusion))
7774 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

DEFINITION

Under technical direction, participate in writing and editing assignments.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class write drafts of and edit standard communications material. Work is performed under direction of a senior information specialist or equivalent.

TYPICAL WORK

Under established guidelines, gather background information by research and personal interviews, and write drafts of newsletters, brochures, publicity releases (radio, TV, newspapers, etc.), proposals, speeches, memoranda, etc.;

Assist in liaison work between clients, publication and production personnel; arrange for distribution of communications material;

Translate statistical reports, research documents, abstracts/concepts, and verbal directions into prose and pictorial concepts;

Edit copy for style and accuracy of material;

May prepare layouts and paste-ups; participate in photographic duties; take photographs, etc.;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Bachelor of Arts' Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field. Additional full-time writing/editing experience may substitute year-for-year for educational requirement.

Examination Requirements

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.

New Class: 2-7-73
Revise Class: 12-14-73
New to CSA: 5-1-00

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05