Friday, June 5, 2009

Writer Position at AAS

Writer II
AAAS (Office of Public Programs)

Successful candidate will take responsibility for all weekly press support
corresponding to Science Translational Medicine. Tasks will include: writing
about Science Translational Medicine research in weekly tipsheet briefs and
press releases; planning and executing media outreach strategies to raise
awareness of the journal and the discoveries it publishes; responding to
queries from journalists; ensuring that the Science embargo is upheld;
communicating with Editorial staff; recruiting artwork from Science
Translational Medicine authors; developing simple multimedia features such
as Skype video interviews and audio files; working with other Science press
package staff to plan press conferences or other events; performing other
work related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Position requires extensive university or college level
training leading to a Bachelor's degree (Journalism and/or science
preferred); three to five years of relevant writing experience conveying
complex scientific material and concepts for a lay audience; and
demonstrated excellent, accurate science writing skills. Previous experience
in a newsroom or public information office is desired, as are excellent
verbal, written and interpersonal skills and proven organizational skills.
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Dreamweaver and Final Cut Express, are also preferred.

For consideration, send a resume and a cover letter along with salary
requirements to AAAS, Human Resources Department, Job Requisition #1755;
1200 New York Ave., NW, Suite #102, Washington, DC 20005. You may also
reach us by Fax at 202-682-1630 and e-mail at Resumes
submitted without job requisition number and salary requirements will not be
considered. Visit us at EOE. Non-smoking work environment.

1 comment:

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