Work with the BSD Dean to expand communications within the BSD, including focus on awards, large grants, research highlights, appointments, education/student-related issues, and other announcements.
Manage and maintain the BSD central websites, updating content and information. Proactively research, write, edit, and expand content for a broad range of BSDâ™s internal and external channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, multimedia, and more.
Develop and maintain working relationship with faculty members and stay abreast of ongoing work and publications, and cover campus events to develop and execute new content across multiple platforms.
In coordination with UCM Communications team, research and refine science story ideas, create polished and engaging copy, line edit, and fact check a wide range of content to ensure the communications meet the high standards of the University.
Implement, manage and deliver internal/external communication through effective project management, serving as the primary contact, content writer and coordinator for BSD communications related to strategic priorities/goals and operational deliverables.
Create and manage a communication calendar to structure the flow, timing, and coordination of communications increasing the efficiency of current communication practices in partnership with senior leaders, departments, the University, and UCM/UCMC.
Assess communication tools and make recommendations for how BSD information is disseminated, including new technology and integration of communication tools and services across BSD audiences and locations.
Work collaboratively with University and UCM Communications teams and in close partnership with departments.
Develops, plans, and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view.
Solves moderate to complex problems related to the writing, preparation, and/or delivery of information from or about the unit.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masters in journalism, English, or STEM-related field.
Ph.D. in STEM-related field.
A minimum of 7 years of experience as a writer and editor.
A minimum of 5 years of experience writing and editing scientific publications.
A minimum of 2 years of experience in web and digital applications for creating, posting and publishing communications.
Experience with Associated Press (AP) style.
Experience at translating technical, scientific, or other complex information for a lay audience.
Experience writing for diverse audiences including executive teams, employees, board members, media, policymakers, and the public.
Experience writing and copyediting articles, newsletters, proposals, reports, profiles, fact sheets, or similar materials across digital and print platforms.
Demonstrated experience at translating technical, scientific, or other complex information for a lay audience.
Demonstrated experience building relationships beyond the communications function.
Experience working in higher education and demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing and communications
Experience developing and implementing strategic communications plans across a highly matrixed organization and in alignment with the goals of the organization.
Experience in an Academic or University setting.
Experience with MS Office Suite.
Outstanding critical thinking skills.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Excellent editorial judgment, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
Ability to abide by confidentiality and privacy protocols.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet aggressive deadlines.
Results oriented and committed to continuous improvement.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
Diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships, motivate and balance internal and external stakeholders.
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