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Department: 110501 - CALS Communication Services
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The CALS Science Communications and Marketing Specialist serves as the lead research writer and communicator for the college. The candidate will be proactive in helping NCARS and CALS Communications develop and implement strategic communications and marketing initiatives that help: elevate the reputation of NC State's agricultural and life sciences research enterprise among peer institutions and scientific audiences; support and promote the NC Plant Sciences Initiative (NC PSI) internally and externally, establishing NC State as the global leader in interdisciplinary plant sciences research; promote a culture of communication among CALS researchers through consultation and services that more broadly connects their work to funders, partners, and lay audiences; advance funding opportunities; nurture and expand research and industry partnerships; help explain, illustrate, and demonstrate to state and federal leaders the impact of the college's research portfolio on the state of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
As a member of the CALS Communications team, the candidate will work collaboratively with teams from NC State University Communications and Marketing, NC State University Office of Research, Innovation, Economic Development, NCARS and others to both produce and coordinate the production of effective communications and marketing products that include digital stories, social media strategy and content, email campaigns, print collateral, publications, videos, white papers, talking points, and other communications as needed. This position will work closely with NCARS administration, faculty, and staff to ensure communications accurately and precisely emphasize CALS research results and drive defined organizational priorities.
The successful candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, independent judgment, initiative, and the ability to understand and translate the complexities of science into language that meets the needs of diverse audiences, including laypersons. The successful candidate will work well with a team and possess strong time management, problem-solving and project management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and desired outcomes.
“Please note that this is a time-limited position for a maximum of 3 years.”
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific field, or degree in agricultural communications, journalism, communications or related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated experience in a lead writing role with responsibilities for development of communications and marketing strategy and direction.
The successful candidate holds a bachelor's degree or greater in a scientific field, and has five or more years of professional experience communicating with scientific audiences, and translating science and technology information and concepts to nonscientific readers, general public and targeted audiences.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00107106
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