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Life & Physical Sciences Writer, Full-time, Purdue University, Indiana

Job Title:     Science Writer, Life & Physical Sciences

Type:            Full-time

Employer:    Purdue University

Location:      West Lafayette, Indiana

Job Description

Under the direction of the Assistant Director-Editorial, the Science Writer – Life and Physical Sciences, Communication Specialist, is responsible for the development and implementation of communication strategies that raise the profile of Purdue University and its research discoveries. Work to promote many of the university’s ambitious life and physical sciences initiatives. Duties and responsibilities may include generation of news releases, news coverage, facilitation of internal and external publicity and communications, including traditional, emerging and media.



Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, English or related field.

Three years of experience handling diverse communication efforts for a news or public relations organization.

Writing experience.

High level of professional writing skills.

Strong organizational skills.

Ability to keep abreast of trends in the areas of higher education, research and technology.

Ability to explain and write about research in a way that is accessible to the lay audience.

Proficiency in word processing, electronic and social media.


Graduate or Professional level training in journalism or marketing/communication.

Additional training in the sciences.

Experience in social media and higher education.

Additional Information:

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).

Retirement Eligibility: Defined contribution waiting period.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

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SWINY JOBS: Media Relations Manager, HHMI, Chevy Chase, MD

Job Title:     Media Relations Manager

Type:            Full-time

Employer:    HHMI

Location:      Chevy Chase, MD

Job Description

HHMI Communications develops and executes a wide range of creative work to advance the organization’s mission to drive science forward. We’re a close-knit, collaborative group that’s committed to continuous development individually and as a team, through hands-on experiments, a focus on outcomes-focused planning, and the versatility to adapt in a changing nonprofit environment. We are a strategic, integrated content delivery team.

We’re looking for a media relations manager who will play a key role in developing HHMI’s profile among leading scientific and news media. If you’re the right person for this job, you have experience in an academic or research setting. You know how to identify, shape, and pitch compelling stories about scientists, and science organizations, that naturally align with the interests of reporters and media outlets.  You think critically about the value of media, not simply as a PR vehicle, but as a means of reaching specific audiences and encouraging them to take specific actions. You believe in the potential of discovery science. You don’t mind the ambiguity of a flat, matrixed organization. You have strong leadership skills and high technical proficiency.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or a similar field.
5-7 years of directly relevant experience in a similar position. Experience in a scientific nonprofit, major research university, or academic medical center is highly desired.

How to Apply

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Questions? Contact Ashley Nash at

Managing Editor, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY

Job Title:     Managing Editor

Type:            Full-time

Employer:    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Location:      New York, NY

Job Description

We are looking for a high-energy, experienced, thoughtful, and committed Managing Editor who is a talented wordsmith and skilled at dealing with technical content, has helped manage a publication, is social media savvy, works well with others, and has the fire in the belly to help nurture the growth of the well-respected and award-winning flagship publication of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Working as a close partner with the Editorial Director/Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor/Technical Content will coordinate the jigsaw puzzle that is a monthly publication—content, style, copy editing/proofreading, design and layout, production—and make sure everything gets done on time. The Managing Editor will also oversee the dissemination of digital content through existing and new digital platforms.

The Managing Editor will also help lead the implementation of an increasingly integrated department supporting ASME’s new technology-focus areas and burgeoning business lines. Duties include integrating content for custom digital and print publishing packages and coordinating staff involvement in webinars and multimedia dissemination platforms. The Managing Editor will also help integrate content across the broader Technical Events and Content department.


The ideal candidate will have at least 6 years’ editorial/content experience and 3 years as Managing Editor or similar role (a background in technology is a plus). The Managing Editor will be a first-rate writer and editor; a self-starter who is goal oriented and strictly enforces deadlines; a strong team player; and someone who has experience in business development.

How to Apply

ASME is an internationally renowned member-based professional organization that serves the technical, educational, and professional needs of engineers and technologists. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. ASME takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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