The content developer must be able to translate scientific research, terms and processes into compelling content that engages and grows a diverse audience across a range of platforms. Must be willing to interact with media on placement and dissemination of content and other information.
Responsibilities include: - Proactively develop news and feature stories throughout the institution, covering research, education, other institutional activities and priorities. - Work with subject-matter experts in Public Affairs and across CSHL to identify compelling stories and how to tell them to the appropriate audiences using the best medium (print, video, digital, multimedia) and channels (CSHL promotional materials/website, traditional media, social media, etc.) - Translate both institutional news and complex scientific information into messages and communication formats that are understandable and accessible to a variety of audiences both internally and externally, using all available media and distribution channels. - Create print and digital content including, but not limited to, feature stories, event stories, personality profiles, blogs, and interactive web features on deadline and in a timely fashion. Pitch and/or post stories to the media and/or CSHL website and other platforms. - Work collaboratively with Public Affairs team to determine and utilize best methods/ communication formats that are understandable and accessible to a variety of audiences both internally and externally, using all available media and distribution channels. - Manage existing and develop new social media channels. Use analytics to inform future strategy, content development and deployment tactics.
Education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, writing, communications, biology, or a related discipline.
Experience: Applicants with a degree in science must also have professional writing experience. A minimum of one to three years of professional communications experience is desired. Regardless of background, interest in scientific research in general and biology in particular is a requirement.
Knowledge/Skills: The applicant must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision, but also work well as part of a team with other Public Affairs staff. Strong written and verbal communication abilities are required for daily interaction with internal teams and external partners and stakeholders. Excellent organization skills and the ability to prioritize and manage projects, deadlines and expectations are necessary.
Please apply for the position via the CSHL careers website at: http://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/16409
Position Number: 01431-A
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.
For more information about CSHL, please visit us at www.cshl.edu.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
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Internal Number: 01431-A
About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.