University Editorial Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

University Editorial Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Media/Communications

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 2300038D

UTHealth Houston’s Office of Public Affairs is looking for a University Editorial Assistant to work in their office on communications for both external and internal audiences of the university. This employee provides editorial assistance to ensure print and digital content for UTHealth Houston is presented in an accurate, professional, and consistent manner. You should have a knowledge of Associated Press (AP) writing style as well as more casual house styles. The focus of this job is quality control – making sure names are correct, format is consistent, and brand standards are adhered to. You should have proficiency in tracked changes in Microsoft Word and related apps. Some work is done directly online, so knowledge of content management systems is preferred. Experience with web copywriting, search engine optimization (SEO), web accessibility standards, and/or basic graphic design will also be assets.

This editorial assistant will work a hybrid schedule of being remote and on-site when needed. Our office is in the Texas Medical Center at our University Center Tower location. You will be working closely with a lead editor on projects and articles, and also with others within Public Affairs.

To be considered for the position, candidates must provide writing samples (ideal length being 800-1000 words), which can be attached and uploaded into the system through the File Attachments section. This is the same way you uploaded your resume.

Cover letters are recommended - tell us what you would bring to the role and why you want to join the UTHealth Houston team. The easiest way to attach a cover letter for this role would be the same method of how you upload a resume and the writing samples through the File Attachments section of the application.

This position is salaried, full-time, and eligible for all benefits from UTHealth Houston. It is classified as non-exempt.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides editorial assistance to ensure print and digital content for UTHealth Houston is presented in an accurate, professional, and consistent manner.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Fact-checks, proofreads, and edits copy produced by team members in the Office of Public Affairs and communication professionals in other departments across the UTHealth Houston campuses.2. Provides editorial support on marketing/communication collateral produced by clinical partners.3. Serves as a champion of the UTHealth Houston brand, ensuring that content aligns with editorial standards, harnessing the style, tone, and voice of the university.4. Performs other duties as assigned


Proficiency with Microsoft Office and knowledge of AP Style.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism or related field.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of experience in writing and editing.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.