Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an exciting new opening for an Internal Communications Specialist to join the Strategic Communications team. In this position, you will work closely with Berkeley Lab Operations and Strategic Communications leaders and staff to develop communication campaigns, articles, messages, web content, and other communication products for Lab employees and other audiences. You will be responsible for helping develop and execute a long-term communications plan and campaigns that directly address business challenges, building a Lab culture through communications and events, increasing employee engagement, and turning ideas into engaging communication products using a variety of communications tools. This is a great opportunity to work with experienced Strategic Communications teams to contribute to our culture and build a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution that focuses on world-class team science.
What You Will Do:
Help develop and execute a long-term communications plan and campaigns that directly address business challenges, building a Lab culture through communications and events, increasing employee engagement, and turning ideas into engaging communication products using a variety of communications tools.
Work closely and collaboratively with Berkeley Lab's Operations, Strategic Communications, and Legal leadership and staff to understand the Lab's operations and team culture.
Develop and negotiate crisp key messages that reflect an understanding of the integrated nature of Berkeley Lab's research, operations, and culture.
Plan, research, write, edit, prioritize, schedule, curate, and assist in the distribution of messages, articles, summaries, talking points, web content, and other communication products, including presentation development and delivery, for a variety of internal and external audiences.
Organize and execute internal meetings and events that advance the communication plan and help build a healthy, connected Lab culture.
Define measurement approaches, conduct regular measurement of communications tool effectiveness based on contemporary best practices, and report these results.
What is Required:
Degree in journalism, public relations, English, communications or equivalent and at least 5 years of experience in some combination of working in internal communications, public relations, and/or organizational communications; or an equivalent of combined education and experience.
Background in internal communications, human resources, and/or business operations.
Experience with various internal communication channels, positioning messages according to the distinct needs of each constituency, and ensuring that messages are accurate, polished and of a quality and tone consistent with the organization's leadership and culture. Effectively leverage social media.
Demonstrated success consulting and working effectively with senior leadership within a large organization.
Experience in researching issues and developing clear, concise messages that explain an issue and the intended strategic direction, and articulating its impacts.
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of audiences.
Experience in coordinating and executing live events, such as town halls and employee meetings.
Ability to work independently and within cross-functional teams to achieve desired outcomes.
Access to a knowledge base of best-in-class trends, tools, approaches, resources, and peers through professional society engagement and professional networks.
Effective time and project management skills with the ability to prioritize work assignments, work collaboratively with others, and adjust schedules based on changing requirements.
For full consideration, please submit your resume and requested writing samples by August 7, 2020.
For the writing sample, you are requested to provide (attach to your submission):
A profile of an employee (300 words maximum); and
A short piece explaining that the power will be out for a building for 3 days due to electrical upgrades (150 words maximum).
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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.