Science Writer and more, Brookhaven (FT, Long Island)

Job Title:
SCIENCE WRITER/PRINCIPAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Brookhaven National Labs

Full time, Long Island

(Note from Karen McNulty Walsh: “Just wanted you to know we have a science writing job opening at BNL. It’s a new position — an addition to existing staff. The official description appears below. I’m happy to chat with anyone who wants a personal take on working here (I love it). If interested though, you must apply online at: http://www.bnl.gov/HR/careers/. Just search the “administrative” category for job ID # 15450.”)

Job Description:

SCIENCE WRITER/PRINCIPAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST – Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, related sciences, or equivalent and progressively responsible related work experience (approximately 10+ years) in science writing. Master’s degree in science writing preferred. Candidate should be a senior professional with a proven ability to communicate complex issues to a general audience, develop multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and write for traditional, new, and social media. Responsible for broad duties relating to advanced science writing and media and communications activities including but not limited to translation/communication of complex scientific news and discoveries, as well as communications project management. As a seasoned science writer and public information officer, must expertly communicate BNL research for the purposes of press releases and production of collateral materials such as fact sheets, brochures, magazines, scripts, speeches, blog postings, television and radio spots, and web pages. Responsible for media relations efforts involving national press, science news organizations, and local/regional media outlets. Interfaces with diverse points of contact such as DOE, BNL senior management, and scientists. Arranges high-profile media events. Acts as chief conduit between scientists and the public. Responds to outside news agencies and proactively engages media in topics crucial to BNL’s success. Develops and implements strategic communications plans for Lab priority science projects and initiatives, and identifies or responds to Lab-wide and/or customer-specific needs and requirements for organizational communications products. In the absence of the manager, may serve as acting manager of the Media and Communications Office. Please apply to Job # 15450.

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