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Communications Officer (Science Writer)


Job ID: 9696
Job Views: 625
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Postal Code: 02138
Job Category: Newspapers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 80000 per year
Posted: 01.27.2023

Job Description

Business Title:

Communications Officer, Science Writer, FAS

Job Summary:

Position Description:

  • Reporting to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Editorial Director, the Communications Officer, FAS is an enterprising storyteller and exceptional writer, who is enthusiastic to work with faculty, researchers and other subject matter experts to identify, frame, and deliver messages to internal and external audiences, particularly focused on the FAS Division of Science.

Position Description:

  • Writes Harvard Gazette articles, news releases, and other materials intended to achieve positive coverage and create favorable impressions within the Harvard community as well as the general public. Ability to tell stories in the life sciences and physical sciences is critical.
  • Works with the Director of FAS Editorial and the Dean of Science to develop and implement strategic communications plans.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with faculty, students and staff in the FAS as well as Harvard Gazette team.
  • Must be flexible in working with deadlines and schedules given Harvard's digital news platforms often demand deadline-driven content; must be able to meet tight research embargo deadlines.
  • Must generate ideas and help execute multimedia packages for Harvard's online presence, including conducting audio, podcast, and video interviews. Collaboration with digital, multimedia, and creative teams is critical.
  • Required to be on-call as assigned.
  • Other duties, including administrative writing, as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS required along with at least five years of related experience. The ideal candidate must have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as strong interpersonal and project management skills.

 

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience writing within the Sciences preferred. Communications experience in an academic setting and demonstrated comfort working with faculty preferred. Must have the ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external constituencies. Should possess the ability to set priorities and manage competing demands, sometimes under pressure. Hybrid work environment with required three office days to better engage in storytelling opportunities with faculty and students.

 

Additional Information:

This position will be based at our campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our office is currently working on a hybrid schedule, with a minimum of three days per week on campus and the remaining days working remotely. However, it is possible that this arrangement may change. Complying with the office's work location requirements is a condition of continued employment. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS required along with at least five years of related experience. The ideal candidate must have exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as strong interpersonal and project management skills.

 

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience writing within the Sciences preferred. Communications experience in an academic setting and demonstrated comfort working with faculty preferred. Must have the ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external constituencies. Should possess the ability to set priorities and manage competing demands, sometimes under pressure. Hybrid work environment with required three office days to better engage in storytelling opportunities with faculty and students.



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