The Public Affairs Department of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) seeks a Content Developer/ Communicator with skills specifically calibrated to the contemporary, fast-changing digital science media environment. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for science, strong writing skills and a flair for storytelling in the digital space.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Proactively seeking and developing new and feature stories throughout the institution, covering research, education and other institutional activities and priorities. - Working with subject-matter experts in Public Affairs and across CSHL to identify compelling stories and how to tell the stories to the appropriate audiences using the best medium (web, video, materials/website, traditional media, social media etc.). - Translating both institutional news and complex scientific information into messages and communication formats that are understandable and accessible to a variety of audiences both internally and externally, using all available media and distribution channels. - Creating primarily digitally delivered content including, but not limited to, feature stories, event stories, personality profiles, blogs and interactive web features. - Working collaboratively with the Public Affairs team to determine and utilize best methods/communication formats that are understandable and accessible to a variety of audiences both internally and externally, using all available media and distribution channels. - Working as part of a social media team to gain exposure for and leverage the impact of multimedia/digital content.
Education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, writing, communications, biology, or a related discipline.
Experience: Applicants with a degree in science must also have professional writing experience. A minimum of three years of professional communications experience is desired. Regardless of background, interest in scientific research in general and biology in particular is a requirement.
Knowledge/Skills: The applicant must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision, but also work well as part of a team with other Public Affairs staff. Strong written and verbal communication abilities are required for daily interaction with internal teams and external partners and stakeholders. Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize and manage projects, deadlines and expectations are necessary.
Please apply for the position via the CSHL careers website at: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/14334
Position Number 01248-A
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu.
CSHL is an EO/AA 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.
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Internal Number: 01248
About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.