Are you a science communicator who can make technical subjects accessible to a broad audience? Are you highly organized and comfortable in a fast-paced environment with leading academic researchers in climate science, geological sciences, seismology, hydrology, and energy resource management? Can you tell a story in different content mediums – both written and visual? Are you a strategic thinker who can amplify the impact of content by shaping it for the right digital and media channels, and build relationships with journalists?
The Stanford School of Earth Energy and Environmental Sciences is looking for a communicator who is a topnotch writer also familiar with video production, or willing to learn fast, to join its communications team to create content around new faculty discoveries in the Earth sciences and match those stories to the right audiences.
S/he will be responsible for extending the reach of faculty ideas through a variety of content formats and channels including web, social, and traditional media. The associate communications director will work with the associate dean for marketing and communications to plan and execute outreach strategies to key science journalists and support conferences. The associate director also will play a role in supporting the education of the next generation in sustainability and environmental resources by engaging undergraduate students through stories about courses, field learning, and people at Stanford Earth.
S/he will be responsible for proactively liaising with faculty to identify and write stories on scientific advances, and create videos that highlight faculty knowledge.
Applicants must have science writing experience and a solid knowledge of the current media landscape. Successful candidates will be inquisitive and self-driven, able to propose and complete writing and projects on a timeline.
Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence, and social media posts.
Plan and execute activities to support public relations objectives.
Provide public relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the university.
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners
Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications.
Identify and maintain professional relationships with key press, policy influencers and community leaders.
Prepare content for internal or external newsletters. Understand email and digital content distribution.
Assist in developing strategies for brand managements, reputation management and issues management of moderate complexity.
Assist with the design and implementation of effective constituent communications programs and social media strategies.
Serve as a project leader for public relations activities of small to moderate complexity.
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Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.