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Company: Government contractor
Science Writer / Outreach Coordinator
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 8, 2013
Job ID: 1467381

Science Writer / Outreach Coordinator:

The successful candidate will support NASA Missions, such as the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), IceSat II, Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) by:

* Researching and writing articles related to science, instruments, operations, education and public outreach, and other aspects of the missions. These articles will be featured on the mission website, various magazines and journals, and on other media sources, such as Goddard ‘Tech Trends’.

* Working independently to come up with original ideas for new stories related to the missions. Articles may include feature stories about science, instruments, or mission activities and will posted on the Mission websites, various NASA outlets, and other social media sites.

* Attending Mission-related meetings; taking, editing and distributing meeting minutes in the form of a meeting summary to be published in the NASA Earth Observer and on Mission websites. These meetings will be several times per year and may involve national or international travel.

* Developing content for other outreach materials including brochures, fact sheets, lithographs, conference exhibits, and web-based content. The candidate should be well-versed in writing for different audiences, including scientists, various educational levels, and the general public.

* Working to develop content for social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. The candidate will work with the webmaster to post interesting stories through the various social media sources and seek out new opportunities to publicize Mission activities.


Bachelors Degree in Science Journalism, (Masters preferred) with at least 5 yrs. science writing experience, preferably in an Earth Science discipline Experience working with news media Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to relate technical concepts to non-technical audiences Experience in Earth Science would be a plus The candidate should be able to work with relatively little supervision, and to work effectively as part of a team At least 3 years experience with MS Office on PC's or MAC’s US Citizenship or Permanent Residence Status is required.

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