UTS-Science Marketing and Communications Specialist

Job description

Posting Number:

PG191151TM

Position Number:

48KS73

Position Type:

Temporary

Essential Job Duties:

The science and communications marketing specialist is the lead research writer and science communicator for this department. The specialist is proactive in helping develop and implement strategic communications and marketing initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

- Collaborate with teams across NC State – University Communications and Marketing (UCOMM), Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED), among others – to both produce and coordinate the production of effective communications and marketing products.
- Establish relationships with researchers and help publicize their work through effective marketing communication strategies and tactics.
- Develop and implement integrated marketing communication plans that advance research and researchers and are aligned with the department’s priorities and objectives.
- Write stories for external media and owned media, including the website and magazine
- Coordinate outreach and placement with NC State News Services, external media and scientific journals.
- Coordinate with the Communications team and external resources to create compelling science communications for various projects.
- Develop and execute communication, marketing, and public relations initiatives.
- Work closely with administration and NC State Extension, partners, and stakeholders to develop news and information highlighting the impact of the department in enhancing the state’s agricultural infrastructure.
- Create content and communications that elevate the department across various media and platforms and appeal to diverse audiences, including students, alumni, internal constituents, peers, and influencers.
- Work with administration and researchers, partners, and stakeholders to develop marketing copy that elevates academic and career opportunities in agriculture and the plant sciences.
- Edit content by others to ensure consistency of message, voice, and tone for campus-wide and statewide communications.

Is Time Limited:

No

If Yes, Appointment Length:

Up to 1 year in duration

Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC

Classification Title:

Temporary-Technical/Paraprofessional

Working Title:

UTS-Science Marketing and Communications Specialist

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week

Minimum Experience/Education:

- Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field, or degree in agricultural communications, journalism, communications or related field.
- Minimum 3 years of related experience
- Excellent science writing skills – understands and translates the complexities of science into language that meets the needs of diverse audiences, including laypersons
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population
- Ability to take initiative
- Demonstrated ability to manage time efficiently while juggling competing priorities
- Highly motivated self-starter who can work both independently and in a team
- Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in problem-solving

Department Required Skills:

- Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field, or degree in agricultural communications, journalism, communications or related field.
- Minimum 3 years of related experience
- Excellent science writing skills – understands and translates the complexities of science into language that meets the needs of diverse audiences, including laypersons
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population
- Ability to take initiative
- Demonstrated ability to manage time efficiently while juggling competing priorities
- Highly motivated self-starter who can work both independently and in a team
- Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in problem-solving

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

- Bachelor’s degree or greater in a scientific field
- Five or more years of professional experience communicating with scientific audiences, and translating science and technology information and concepts to nonscientific readers, the general public and targeted audiences

Required License or Certification:

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required?:

No

Commercial Driver's License Required?:

No

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$28-$35/hour according to experience

Job Open Date:

11/18/2020

Quick Link:

http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/137788

AA/EOE:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Posted: 11/19/2020
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