Location: Boston, MA
The Communications & Outreach Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for assisting with the implementation of Monell’s communications and outreach initiatives. The position is 50% time, with flexible hours.
- Write communication materials, both science-focused and general-interest, including press releases, newsletter articles, email blasts and website content.
- Coordinate and support organizational outreach activities, including serving as liaison to the Philadelphia Science Festival
- Oversee preparation and dissemination of quarterly electronic newsletter targeted to organization alumni
- Coordinate and support production of podcasts and videos
- Assist with organizational social network accounts
- Assist with media inquiries and visits
- Assist with event planning, public outreach mailings, and other communications activities
- Manage changes to organizational web site using Adobe Dreamweaver and Expression Engine (HTML and CSS)
Minimum requirements for the position:
- BS or BA required, with strong preference given to majors in science
- 1-3 years science communications and event/outreach experience
- Strong writing and editing skills necessary, science writing a plus
- Design and/or video production experience helpful
- Can work both independently & in a multi-task, dynamic, team environment
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals
- Excellent time management skills to organize and prioritize
- Detailed oriented and ability to meet goals or deadlines
- Advanced level skills in MS products including: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access
- Knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver and Expression Engine (HTML programming experience needed, CSS experience helpful)
- Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
- Experience with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
How to Apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Most Violent Year:
Eric Antebi Talks to Lori Dorfman of Berkeley Media Studies Group on 2014, the media & violence
A culture of violence is the antithesis to a Culture of Health. As The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s CEO Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey recently said in a speech to the American Public Health Association, “We will never be a healthy nation, if we continue to be a violent one.”
Violence is always in the news. But 2014 saw several high profile stories about violence dominating news cycles, including major stories about child abuse (Adrian Peterson), intimate partner violence (Ray Rice), sexual assault on college campus, and, of course, the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York.
Because media coverage influences the social and political response to violence in America, I wanted to hear from Lori Dorfman, who directs the Berkeley Media Studies Group. She has spent decades monitoring how the media cover violence and other public health issues, helping public health advocates work with journalists, and helping journalists improve their coverage. The following is an excerpt of my interview with her.
Location: Palo Alto, CA