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Research Communications Specialist

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete a writing Sample STEM/research articles written for a lay audience. Please complete this under the Applicant Documents Tab then select "Writing Sample Field"

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number 01027W
Role Code Title PR & Marketing Specialist III
Position Title Research Communications Specialist
Position Summary

This position will focus on STEM work and research topics. Primary responsibility will be to identify important and strategic science activities and to find the story inside, telling it in a compelling and relevant way while remaining true to the science. Additional duties include photography, working in a content management system, editing/proofreading and contributing to various special projects.

Required Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or STEM degree coupled with any applicable communications experience. Two or more years of relevant professional experience. Outstanding news and feature writing on STEM subjects; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; demonstrated competence in MS Office/Adobe Photoshop, and the ability to work on tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in media relations and demonstrated competence in the use of a content management system. Solid comfort level working with a wide variety of technical and complex topics. Experience writing in journalistic and non-journalistic idioms. Familiarity with AP Style and proficiency in social media usage and analytics. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a research environment.

Advertised Pay Range Up to $45,000. Commensurate with Experience
Department University Communications - 530000
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 07/13/2017
Review Begin Date 08/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Operational FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions

Please complete a writing Sample STEM/research articles written for a lay audience.

Please complete this under the Applicant Documents Tab then select “Writing Sample Field”

Conditions of Employment:
EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents