NOA1771 Science Writer

US-MD-Silver Spring
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1101
# of Openings
1
Category
Scientific

Overview

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) www.imsg.com, (https://www.imsg.com) a science and technical company supporting the U.S. Federal Government, located in Rockville, Maryland, is seeking to fill a position for a Science Writer to join our team supporting the NOAA Satellite and Information Service in Silver Spring, Maryland

Responsibilities

Position Description:

This scientific writer/editor provides communications support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Satellite and Information Service Headquarters (HQ) Communications Team, primarily in support of www.nesdis.noaa.gov and the office’s social media accounts. This individual would perform the following tasks:

  • Support the activities of the NOAA Satellite and Information Service’s Communications Team through writing and editing the NESDIS monthly newsletter, web features, program highlights, and internal and external communications to and from NOAA leadership.
  • Work with NOAA scientists and subject matter experts to translate technical and scientific information into creative, multi-media content that is accessible to the general public.
  • Support the NOAA Satellite and Information Service social media activities, through developing new written content, posting to the NOAA Satellite and Information Service’s social media accounts, and coordinating with communications teams across NOAA and the broader satellite community.
  • Develop and execute targeted social media campaigns that utilize several social media platforms.
  • Review and edit reports, presentations and other documents for their adherence to NOAA Satellite and Information Service editorial standards.
  • Work with NOAA Satellite and Information Service leadership by assisting in the preparation of presentations, reports and other documents that are seen by industry partners, academic groups, and congressional staff.
  • Learn about satellites and the environmental science applications of satellite data to help the Communications Team shape the content of its communications.
  • Provide graphics and briefing support on an as-needed basis. Support includes, but is not limited to, the development of multimedia briefings, documents, posters, and presentations for senior government staff.

Qualifications

Required Skills:

Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent human-relations skills, exceptional organizational skills, and careful attention to detail. Must hold a degree in writing, journalism, environmental science, or related fields, with 5+ years of experience for a B.S., 2+ years of experience for a M.S., or a Ph.D. The ideal candidate will possess a demonstrated capacity to:

  • Work independently on assigned tasks and collaboratively with a variety of groups.
  • Quickly edit manuscripts for grammatical errors, while applying a consistent tone.
  • Establish relationships with professionals across the broader NOAA organization.
  • Handle multiple projects at one time, including writing for vastly different audiences from technical experts to the general public.
  • Use technology or data visualizations to communicate scientific information.
  • Use Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, and web browsers.
  • Write clear, interesting articles using the AP style.

Additional experience with web content management systems, such as Drupal, along with Adobe Photoshop is also desired.

 

Two writing samples are required and should be emailed to Ginger Hammonds at hammondsg@imsg.com.

 

Location and Timeline:

  • Silver Spring, MD. Immediate start is available
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter federal government facilities.
  • Please note U.S. Citizenship or green card is required for this position.

 

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