Friday, September 23, 2011

Job: Communications Officer for MIT

Graduating soon or know anyone looking for a great job? Check out this opportunity:

Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Position: Communications Officer in the Center for Global Chance Science department (Full Time)
Location: Cambridge, MA
Description and Duties:

  • to facilitate external communications and manage the dissemination of public information
  • function as a writer/editor, webmaster, and public information officer promoting the program's research and newsworthy activities; manage and extend communications efforts in support of the program's mission
  • develop and implement plans, anticipate issues, and with input from program directors devise solutions
  • work with researchers to translate complex ideas and technical findings and prepare highlights for public release; produce quarterly newsletters for sponsor liaisons in industry, government, and foundations
  • maintain multimedia products and shared communication resources
  • coordinate program participation in educational outreach

  • bachelor's degree in environmental science, economics, engineering, public policy, or related field
  • evidence of an ability to communicate complex concepts
  • excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • proficiency with modern publishing and web-based communication tools
  • the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse interdisciplinary group
  • Science journalism experience or a multidisciplinary background preferred; An understanding of economic/policy analysis and climate science is highly desirable. 
The Fine print:
  • Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of extension depending on performance. Evaluations will begin immediately with anticipated start date of October 1, 2011.
  • Req number: mit-00008060 

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