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In this exciting role, you will communicate highly complex scientific and technical accomplishments to a broad audience. The science writer/editor will create and develop reader-engaging products that convey the facts, and also the importance and excitement, of how ATAP meets the needs of the scientific community and the nation as part of the Department of Energy research complex. The position requires working with ATAP Divisional management, scientists and engineers and central creative services and web-design resources at Berkeley Lab.
What You Will Do:
Communicate complex scientific information understandably, accurately, and engagingly to fellow researchers, funding agencies, and the community.
Write, edit, and deploy an online outreach newsletter.
Write content and maintain social media channels (Twitter and LinkedIn). This includes developing and collecting graphics for tweets and web articles, and composing tweets about ATAP personnel and research news.
Independently create and maintain Divisional and scientific-program websites under general supervision.
Support Berkeley Lab communications in developing stories about newsworthy subjects and working with scientific staff for information.
Work with staff and managers to identify, develop, research and produce timely and effective communications tailored for various audiences.
Gather information from multiple sources to write and edit high-profile documents such as science news articles and special reports. This includes content about research results, accomplishments, milestones, annual reports, presentations, collateral, and messages from leadership.
Maintain publication data (bibliography maintenance) by scientific program area and author.
Respond to other operational information needs such as information about divisional staff awards/honors, committee appointments, etc.
Participate in special projects and assignments.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, with an emphasis on science and engineering, plus 8 years of professional experience in technical and non-technical writing, editing, layout, and production.
Experience in writing in a professional environment, including review and approval cycles, schedules, and deadlines.
Subject-matter knowledge of physics and technology.
Experience in planning, writing/editing and compiling in-depth documents, including annual reports, special topic reports, etc.
Demonstrated skills at all levels of editing, from copy editing to document structure.
Proven ability to select and effectively use media and communication channels appropriate for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Excellent writing skills, as demonstrated by a portfolio of publications with technical content (at least some of them in a journalistic style) and by recommendations.
Working knowledge of electronic and print publishing and design.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and co-operate successfully as a member of a team.
Expert knowledge of office software including Word, PowerPoint, and Web technologies including simple image preparation, HTML and Web publishing (e.g., WordPress).
Working knowledge of image manipulation software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or Preview), article production, social media networking technologies (e.g. HootSuite) and creating presentation materials.
Experience working at a national lab/university, and/or in another scientific environment.
Experience with websites based on content management systems.
Experience with allied fields such as education, training/workforce development, or technology transfer and partnership.
Experience in publications management /bibliography maintenance.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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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