The Communications Department is currently searching for a Science Writer & Multimedia Producer to join their team. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Reporting to the Director of Content & Publications, the Science Writer and Multimedia Producer conceives and produces editorial content in various media to:
- engage and educate a wide range of audiences about the importance of the ocean to life on Earth
- convey the breadth and depth of research conducted at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and its value to society
- create products for use by WHOI scientific staff and administration to enhance their goals and objectives
Work with the Director of Content & Publications, Communications Department colleagues, WHOI scientists, engineers, and other staff to identify research and news at WHOI to be featured on the web, in print, via social media, in exhibits, at events, and in other public communications or engagement activities.
Report, write, and produce multimedia content (articles, videos, audio, and photos) for Oceanus magazine inprint and online (www.whoi.edu/oceanus), the WHOI website, the OceanScience Exhibit Center, public events, brochures, high-priority press releases, socialmedia, and other products, platforms, and venues.
Work with staff illustrators, graphic designers, videographers, web team members, and scientists to conceive and oversee execution of videos, informational graphics, illustrations, animations, interactives, and other multimedia products.
Accompany WHOI scientists, engineers, and other staff on cruises, on other field work, and in the lab, to gather interviews, photos, audio, video, and other materials.
Perform such other duties as the Director of Content & Publications and Chief Communications Officer may deem necessary.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, science, or related field with at least 5 years' experience in science reporting, writing, multimedia production, and/or public relations; or relevant Master's degree with at least 3 years' experience in science reporting, writing, and multimedia production required.
Proven ability to conceive and produce science articles and multimedia content. Demonstrated science journalism skills, including identifying stories, interviewing, and reporting, and the ability to quickly understand complex science topics and communicate them in an engaging way to a general audience. Flexibility to adapt to and manage sometimes rapidly shifting priorities. Experience working with scientific and technical staff to produce materials that meet with their approval, while at the same time meeting institutional and departmental goals and objectives. Applicants must provide samples of their work.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills essential, along with demonstrated teamwork and personal initiative. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail. Ability to work effectively in a collegial manner across all levels of the Institution, maintaining a professional demeanor. Adept at giving and receiving constructive criticism. Ability to effectively manage deadlines and multiple priorities. Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment, show initiative, and problem-solve. Literacy across a spectrum of scientific disciplines. Strong work ethic and willingness to work flexible hours to meet deadlines. TWIC required.
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Experience working in an academic, research and/or scientific environment is desired.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, visual abilities to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and talk. Other physical tasks include mostly sedentary, occasional standing / walking. Physical duties are subject to change.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email email@example.com for assistance.
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Internal Number: 2805404
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean science and engineering, exploration and education. Come join a diverse organization whose curiosity, creativity, and commitment help improve the world's understanding of the ocean's importance to the plant and to society. Experience a culture of excellence, dedication, innovation and discovery.
Please visit https://careers.whoi.edu for a listing of all of our openings and apply today!