UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

INFORMATION SPECIALIST 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

3775 (Classified Non Union)
7775 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

DEFINITION

Perform writing and editing assignments in the development, preparation, and dissemination of communications material.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class have responsibility for writing and editing communications material which requires special knowledge as well as initiative and judgment. Work independently under general supervision.

TYPICAL WORK

Gather background information by research and personal interviews and write newsletters, brochures, publicity releases (radio, TV, newspapers, etc.), proposals, speeches, memoranda, etc.;

Provide liaison between client, publication, and production personnel to arrange for distribution of communications material;

Translate statistical reports, research documents, abstract concepts, and verbal directions into prose and pictorial form;

Edit copy to check for appropriateness of style and accuracy of material;

May perform photographic duties;

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, AND two years of writing/editing experience. Additional full-time writing/editing experience may substitute, year-for-year, for educational requirements.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

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
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to CSA: 5-1-00

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