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 email@example.com. Resumes
submitted without job requisition number and salary requirements will not be
considered. Visit us at www.aaas.org. EOE. Non-smoking work environment.