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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.

Qualifications

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

For full details of the position and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/2jLiiUZ.

Questions? Contact Ashley Nash at nasha@hhmi.org.

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.

Qualifications

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.

To apply for this position please click on the link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=asme&jobId=157021&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

Any questions, contact Mike Young at youngm@asme.org.

Communications Coordinator, California Sea Grant, La Jolla, CA

Job Title:     Communications Coordinator

Type:            Full-time

Employer:    California Sea Grant

Location:      La Jolla, CA

Job Description

California Sea Grant (CASG) is seeking a dynamic communications professional to help tell the story of our outstanding marine research, extension and education programs. Our activities support the management, conservation and enhancement of California’s coastal ocean resources for the benefit of current and future generations.

The primary mission of CASG’s Communications Program is to help promote CASG’s professional scientists and capabilities, and communicate the accomplishments, activities and opportunities of CASG, its funded researchers and partners.

Reporting to the CASG Director, the Communications Coordinator will lead CASG’s small Communications team and serve as the program’s primary science writer.

The Communications Coordinator will identify, conceptualize and write stories about complex marine science research and outreach programs led by our Extension Specialists and other researchers funded by Sea Grant (more than 70 projects per year), provide scientific information and technical materials via publication, and ensure that all written (and other) materials are factually and scientifically accurate and written appropriately for targeted audiences.

The position is 100%-time with full benefits, and the employee will be based in La Jolla, California at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which hosts CASG.  Salary will be commensurate with experience but is expected to fall in the range of $65,000 – $85,000 annually.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of all aspects of communications, including strategic planning for various media venues, technical aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical applications to effectively direct technical staff, or personally perform technical work, including design concepts, various media, and applications.
  • Knowledge of the organization, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, policies, practices, infrastructure, and a strong knowledge of current affairs, and issues in higher education and/or health sciences.
  • Solid skills to create, develop, and implement comprehensive long and short term strategic communications plans.
  • Knowledge and skills to advise and consult with management to ensure delivery of the desired message to the target and / or broad general audiences.
  • Solid written, verbal, interpersonal communications, active listening and political acumen skills.
  • Knowledge of location protocols and channels for communication internally and externally.
  • Strong general knowledge of science, the scientific method and familiarity with marine science.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and interpret scientific publications and reports and from them write articles, newsletters and project summaries for communication to other technical and educated-lay audiences.
  • Ability to interact comfortably and professionally with faculty, university administration, government scientists and agency representatives, and media.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for various components of the program to have positive interactions with key program audiences and assist the Sea Grant director, Extension director, and other Sea Grant personnel with communications and public relations activities with key audiences at the state, regional and national levels
  • Ability to adapt to interruptions and a fluctuating workload. Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks to meet established and variable deadlines. Ability to work independently; use good judgment and make decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.

How to Apply

Candidates may be requested to provide work samples of recent articles, news releases, project summaries, or web articles which illustrate the ability to write about science for public or non-expert technical audiences.

For full details of the position and to apply, visit https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=86037

Questions? Contact James E. Eckman at jeckman@ucsd.edu.