COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER/SCIENTIFIC WRITER, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), to serve as strategist and leader for the full range of departmental communications--internal and external--that promote its research and academic programs. Will provide direction, coordination, and support for communication and public relations efforts across the department; manage the department's presence and message across print and digital news channels, including traditional and social media, while ensuring cohesive branding, style, and voice across all content and communications; serve as lead for the department's news program, providing editorial and content oversight for its website, newsletter, and scientific writing; conceptualize and write science reports for lay readers, including published articles, proposals, presentations, final reports for BCS-related programs, and other promotional materials; interact regularly with the School of Science, director of communications, faculty, and other researchers; attend MIT events and science conferences; and stay up-to-date with the most recent scientific findings and current research activities.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in communications or related field; minimum of four years' professional communications and/or public relations experience; solid experience with project management, communication technologies, social media, and public relations; and strong interpersonal, writing, editorial, and presentation skills. M.S. or Ph.D. in relevant biological, computational, and/or cognitive science field or demonstrated experience in a scientific and/or academic setting preferred. Ability to describe science concepts to scientific and lay audiences; excellent relationship management; experience with graphics/imaging tools; demonstrated experience in or capacity for developing creative and entrepreneurial approaches to marketing and communications; ability to collaborate and work successfully across organizational boundaries; demonstrated success managing competing priorities and deadlines; and ability to be flexible, adapt, and learn quickly are also preferred. Job #14740-P
Must be able to travel domestically and work occasional evenings/weekends as needed.
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