Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Communications/Public Affairs Officer for Infectious Diseases Society

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has an opening for a communications/public affairs officer who will develop and implement communications initiatives to raise awareness about the Society and its goals among various audiences--including members, potential members, the public, policymakers and other advocacy groups. The person will serve as a primary point of contact for reporters, and will write press releases and coordinate interviews with physician spokespersons. In addition, the person will write and/or edit two monthly electronic newsletters for IDSA and the HIV Medicine Association of IDSA. The person will also be responsible for writing letters to the editor, op/eds, and similar materials.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism, English, public relations or a related field, and five or more years of progressive communications experience, including significant writing/editing experience and knowledge of publications processes.

We offer an excellent benefit package (medical, dental and 401k), and a friendly, exciting, professional, Metro-accessible work environment in Arlington, Va. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Diana Olson
Vice President of Communications
Infectious Diseases Society of America
1300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22209
Visit us online at www.idsociety.org and www.hivma.org.

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