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Company: University of Florida Health Science Center UF Health Communications
Position:
Science Writer
Location:
Florida
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 24, 2013
Job ID: 1529908

Description:

Serves as a science writer for UF Health Communications, writing news releases and copy for news publications such as The POST, special reports or informational brochures, and radio scripts for a consumer health program that airs nationally on public radio. Produces text, video, audio and other multimedia content for various websites. Scouts and pitches story ideas. Cultivates and maintains effective communications with internal and external constituents, including the news media.

Apply: http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/44906 Requistion# 0903894 INFO/PUBLICATIONS SVCS, CRD 3 Closing Date: 10/02/2013

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  1. Writes science news releases and articles for UF Health Communications, including materials for The POST, single-issue publications such as special reports or informational brochures, and radio scripts for a consumer health program that airs nationally on public radio. Produces text, video, audio and other multimedia content for various websites. Maintains relationships with faculty and staff and other internal constituents to determine when newsworthy research will be published or presented. Applies Associated Press style to all news writing. This position supports the Institute on Aging through the development and implementation of an annual strategic communications plan, including writing of two newsletters and an annual progress report, as well as news releases and other communications pieces as needed.

  2. Provides strategic communications support for the Institute on Aging.

  3. Scouts and pitches story ideas to news media; escorts news media during on-site visits and responds to media requests. Handles requests for faculty experts to comment on stories in an expeditious manner.

  4. Edits news releases and publications with the central communications team. Works with photographer, videographer and graphic designer as needed.

  5. Communications, marketing, and public relations-related planning and support, including occasional event planning and assistance with special projects.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience

Apply: http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/44906 Requistion# 0903894 INFO/PUBLICATIONS SVCS, CRD 3 Closing Date: 10/02/2013

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