Public Communications Specialist
Position Number: 00062002
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) fosters the development and implementation of pest management programs and policies based on a high level of knowledge of pest biology coupled with choices of monitoring tools and control technology, resulting in economically sound, environmentally compatible, and sociologically responsible pest management in diverse systems including crop production, urban and natural settings. CIPM secures, manages and directs projects and programs that impact our vision and mission statements. CIPM encompasses a tiered approach to address the most critical IPM issues at the State, regional, national and international levels. Within the CIPM umbrella nests the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (SIPMC). This position supports communication efforts for SIPMC, and is housed at CIPM.
Essential Job Duties: The primary responsibility for the Public Communications Specialist will be composing and managing the distribution of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Newsletters, Blogs, Twitter feeds, and other forms of published and printed media and spearheading and coordinating social media campaigns pertaining to the Southern IPM Center (SIPMC) and other regional IPM activities. Additional responsibilities may include: * Performing background literature searches * Correspondence with subject matter experts * Working with the SIPMC Director(s) to manage the internal grants program, edit grants and scientific articles, and other publications, etc.
Department Required Skills: Required skills and qualifications include: * Meticulous work habits, * Attention to detail, * Exceptional spelling ability, * Comprehensive understanding of the rules of grammar, and * Good reading comprehension. Must show demonstrated abilities to: * Manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines, * Help manage editorial workflow to ensure that tasks are completed on time and * Work closely with a diverse group of scientists as a dependable team player.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in journalism, or related field, and 3+ years of experience editing scientific documents. A biological science background or knowledge of entomology and/or plant pathology terms is a plus.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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