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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Computing Sciences Area has an opening for a Scientific/Technology Writer to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will work in a research community, will serve as a communications professional with experience communicating highly complex scientific and technical accomplishments to a broad audience. You will work as part of a group that supports five divisions and the area management, comprising a total of 400+ employees, working directly with staff at all levels. You will receive writing and editing assignments on an as-needed basis and will work under the direction of the Sr. Editor and Sr. Writer.
What You Will Do:
Working under the direction of the senior editor and senior writer, write and edit feature stories, blog posts, flyers and text for web pages within the Computing Sciences Area.
Create and deliver timely information to a variety of audiences, including CS Area staff, Berkeley Lab employees, Government Relations Staff, the U.S. Department of Energy, the broader scientific community and general public. This includes content about research results, accomplishments, annual reports, presentations, collateral, and messages from leadership.
Work with CS Communications Sr. Editor, Sr. Technical Writer and Deputy of Operations and other communications staff to make sure stories achieve the strategic objective.
Contribute to the development of a monthly newsletter of CS Area highlights that will go to DOE program managers, CS area staff, Berkeley Lab Directorate, etc.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, corporate communications, English, or a technical/related field or experience in technical and non-technical writing and/or editing in news/magazine/publications/online communications.
Advanced science writing, editing, proofreading, interviewing, story research and concept development skills for clearly communicating highly complex scientific/technical accomplishments and computer hardware and software innovations to a range of audiences.
Experience interacting with high-level internal and external contacts to establish working relationships needed to produce publications for release.
Strong interpersonal communication, teamwork, collaboration and client service skills, with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse group of colleagues.
Proven ability to be a creative and critical thinker and problem-solver.
Proficient with both print and electronic publishing technologies such as web publishing software, content management systems, and digital communications practices.
Experience cultivating online communities and using social media, blogs and multimedia tools desirable.
This is a temporary, 1 year, 14hrs/week, limited appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. Cannot exceed 900 hours within a rolling 12-month period.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be performed off-site and is a full-time telework role.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.
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