Program Manager, NHMFL

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Job Title: Program Manager, NHMFL
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48882

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the world’s largest and highest-powered magnet facility. Headquartered at Florida State University with sites at the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the interdisciplinary National MagLab hosts scientists from around the world to perform basic research in high magnetic fields, advancing our understanding of materials, energy and life. The lab is funded by the National Science Foundation (DMR-1644779) and the State of Florida.

For more information, visit us online at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at NationalMagLab.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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This position is responsible for supporting and executing a broad range of web, video and print communications products that inform and engage the general public, scientists and stakeholders. The incumbent will direct the creation, production and dissemination of fields magazine and website. This includes managing the budget; hiring and managing freelancers; managing meetings; coordinating with advisors and content partners at other institutions; planning, editing and writing content; managing electronic distribution of new issues; and execution of creative distribution strategies to grow audience.

Shapes standards/styles for MagLab events, videos, websites, etc. Supports researchers with scientific figures, graphical abstracts, etc. to advance the scientific reputation of the lab. Manages and grows the MagLab brand in the physical, social, web and print space. Ensures alignment with brand requirements from funding agencies and host university/institutions.

Collaboratively manages and facilitates the development of new web content, infographics, stories, animations, video products and other strategically-valuable, timely communications tools to inform key audiences about news, research, events and tools available at the National MagLab. Manages the electronic distribution of web content updates.

Implements other creative communications strategies to advance the lab’s goals, and builds a deeper trust with our audiences. Supports the Public Affairs Director as needed with other departmental efforts, including proofreading, editing, Open House, tours, etc.


Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or a related field and four years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to eight years. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook or equivalent software.
  • Ability to simplify complex concepts into products that resonate with audiences.
  • Knowledge of current media technology and trends.
  • Ability to establish effective collaborative relationships with people in a variety of different roles and technical positions to fulfill the demands of the role.
  • Knowledge of communications/journalism ethics, rules, and procedures.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students while promoting equity and inclusion.
  • Willingness to work as part of a small team and support colleagues in tasks outside of normal duties when needed.

Applicants must provide a content sample (link to video product, writing sample, infographic, blog link, brochure, etc.) with their online application.

  • Familiar with Google Analytics and other Google website tracking products.
  • SEO (search engine optimization) experience.
  • Event planning (live & virtual) experience.
  • Experience with traditional media and new/social media to produce positive coverage.
  • Familiarity with national/international best practices, resources and professional associations that would advance the lab’s communication goals.
  • Demonstrated examples of strategic partnership development as a communications tactic.
Contact Info

For additional information, please contact Bettina Roberson at [email protected].

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Soft Money Funded Position

This position is partially funded by soft monies, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Applicants must provide a content sample (link to video product, writing sample, infographic, blog link, brochure, etc) with their online application.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time