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Senior Journalist - Minnetonka, MN - 920264

Minnetonka, MN 55345
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    920264

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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OptumLab'sefforts are driven by math, data, and clinical science, but also focus on the human connections required to understand and treat the chronic diseases that afflict nearly half of theworlds population. To do so, our team tracks the latest in science, technology, and clinical careincluding what we can learn from our own data. We then apply these things via research studies, clinical trials, and pilot programs that identify new ways to prevent, detect, and intercept disease for our members. We are looking for an experiencedjournalistwhowill champion the creation of internal narrativeproposalsthatleavepartners feeling understood.

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An effective Senior Journalistpossessesstrong investigative and communication skills and can make complex business leader input understandable and actionable. A critical skill is the ability to recalibrate and transform solution-focused recommendations back to baseobjectivesand desired userexperiences.Senior Journalists edit andprovidefeedback on proposals while simultaneously moving partner requests forward for execution by technical fulfilment teams. Throughout this process, the Senior Journalist educates team members in writingbestpractices.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Developand edit proposalnarrativesto capture desired experiences or userstories
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  • Actively listens toand interviewspartnersto seek convergence onthe experiences outlinedin theproposal
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  • Creates and maintainsproposal writingtoolsand/ortemplates
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  • Serves as a writing and journalistmentor
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  • Interviews partners andresearchestheirpoints of view to create sharedunderstanding
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  • Adapts writing style/tone to meet the needs of the specific message/audience/channel (e.g.,nuance, complexity)
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  • Ensures alignment between Engineering and target audienceperspectives
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  • Maintainknowledge of current and emerging trends inindustry and communicationstrategies
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  • Provides strategic vision for journalist templates andtools
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Please include two or three writing samples when applying for the position.

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Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Bachelors degreeor equivalent experienceinjournalism,writing studies,orcommunications
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  • 8+ years of experience in journalism or businesstechnicalwriting
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  • Experience creating technical documentation, or transferrable writingexperience
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  • Abilityto quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text andpictures
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  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office
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  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitations
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Masters or certification in journalism or writingstudies
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  • Has professionally published content via a blog, column, article, etc.
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Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Journalist, Research, Proposal, Writer, Narratives, Technical, Communications, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

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Posted: 2021-04-01 Expires: 2021-05-01

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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