The communications specialist will play a lead role in the design and implementation of the Andlinger Center communications strategic plan and will cultivate the voice of the Andlinger Center, aligning with the Center’s strategic goals and engaging a wide range of audiences. The communications specialist will ensure editorial standards, identify story ideas and write content for web, multimedia and video projects, targeted social media strategy, and print media projects; and will exercise discretion and judgment.
The communications specialist works with leadership to enhance the brand identity of the Andlinger Center and to strengthening connections with partners and donors. The communications specialist will also convey highly technical information to a scientifically literate audience, in additional to a non-scientific audience, in an effort to bring research to life.
The position reports to the executive director of administration and works closely with the Andlinger Center director and the SEAS communications director in support of the strategic vision. The position also works closely with the visual communications specialist, the SEAS senior editor and the SEAS communications team.
Strategic Planning and Reputational Risk: support the development of the center’s strategic communications plan and maintain branding standards of the written content of all communications assets with the SEAS communications director and Andlinger Center director; and informs leadership on strategic communications decisions and addresses the risk of reputational concerns:
Writing, content generation and curation:
• 4-6 years writing, communications, editorial or relevant experience
• excellent writing skills and demonstrated ability writing on science and/or engineering topics; ability to translate technical material into an accessible written narrative offered to a broad audience.
• excellent communications skills, organization and problem-solving skills, along with a high level of attention to detail; ability to manage project progress and timeline.
• excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills.
• ability to work collaboratively with varied teams; ability to build and maintain strong relationships of trust with a wide array of colleagues.
• high degree of professionalism, poise, positive attitude and strong work ethic.
• masters degree in science or engineering field helpful
• experience in writing research feature stories on science and/or engineering topics preferred
• ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, including necessary annual events
NOTE: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and a writing sample with your application materials.
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