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Position Summary

Alice! Health Promotion is looking to hire a graduate student from Columbia University and its affiliates to write for the health question and answer website, Go Ask Alice!.

Reporting to the Health Promotion Specialist – Go Ask Alice!, Go Ask Alice! writers translate complex medical and health information into engaging, readable, and smart prose suitable for undergraduate and graduate students at Columbia. Writing is in a question-and-answer format. Using research provided, writers craft responses to health questions that have been submitted anonymously to the Go Ask Alice! website.

This is a part-time student casual position working 5 hours/week and an anticipated start date in Mid-August 2022. Work is done 100% remotely.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (one conversational and one technical, each about 300 words) to the Careers at Columbia Job Posting (526029).

Responsibilities

  • Use research provided to write new answers or update existing answers for the Go Ask Alice! website.  
  • Gather, review, and organize supplementary research and information from reputable medical and scientific literature, websites, and other sources to be used for Go Ask Alice! website content, as needed.
  • Submit at least one to two responses per week.  
  • Edit or revise submitted answers as requested.  
  • Participate in Go Ask Alice! staff meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned, which will include, but is not limited to, participation in professional development workshops, facilitating workshops, supporting unit-wide events and initiatives, and attendance at all-Alice! staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Must have strong research, writing, and editing skills.  
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language, especially health-related concepts.  
  • Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with health and science and the ability to work with sensitive health-related content is preferred. 
  • Have a solid knowledge base in at least one of Go Ask Alice!’s main topic areas: alcohol/drugs, fitness/nutrition, emotional health, sexuality/sexual health, relationships, general health (writers work on all health topics, but expertise in at least one area is desirable).

Position Summary

Alice! Health Promotion is looking to hire an undergraduate student from Columbia University and its affiliates to do research for the health question and answer website, Go Ask Alice!.

Reporting to the Health Promotion Specialist – Go Ask Alice!, Go Ask Alice! information specialists gather facts, resources, and the latest research findings for Go Ask Alice!, Columbia’s health Q&A Internet resource. Submit comprehensive research documents that Go Ask Alice! writers use when writing responses for publication. 

This is a part-time student casual position working 10 hours/week (preferably between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM ET) and an anticipated start date in Summer 2022. 

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to the Careers at Columbia Job Posting (526041). 

Responsibilities

  • Gather, review, and organize information from reputable medical and scientific literature, websites, and other sources to be used for Go Ask Alice! website content.
  • Record researched information as detailed reports to be used by writers to prepare new or update existing answers for the Go Ask Alice! website.
  • Consult by phone or e-mail with medical providers and health professionals while researching.
  • As requested, review and offer feedback on answers based on research prior to live posting on the Go Ask Alice! website.
  • Assist with the site’s overall production.
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks, including typing, filing, sorting mail, answering telephones, running errands, and greeting and directing visitors, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned, which will include, but is not limited to, participation in professional development workshops, supporting unit-wide events and initiatives, and attendance at all-Alice! staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.  
  • Must have strong research skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language. 
  • Ability to manage time effectively.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with health and science and ability to work with sensitive health-related content is preferred. 
  • Have a solid knowledge base in at least one of Go Ask Alice!’s main topic areas: alcohol/drugs, fitness/nutrition, emotional health, sexuality/sexual health, relationships, general health.

Other Requirements

  • The selected students must be available to work 10 hours per week (Monday through Friday), preferably between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM ET.

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