Society for Neuroscience
  • Media & Communications
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Writer/Editor who wants to join a collaborative and dynamic team of talented professionals who are passionate about their field and SfN's mission to advance the understanding of the brain and nervous system. The Writer/Editor will write and edit articles, statements and scripts for member communications and help identify and develop content for multimedia. This role is ideal for a junior writer looking to take the next step in their career.

The Job:

  • Writes and edits member communications for various vehicles including newsletters and SfN.org.
  • Edits member communications content from across the organization to comply with AP style and SfN style and tone.
  • Contributes content ideas in editorial processes for member communications.
  • Ensures appropriate messaging for brand management.
  • Assists with creating and repurposing multimedia content for use in various communications vehicles.
  • Publishes content on SfN.org and assists in content distribution using various technology.
  • Works collaboratively to identify communication vehicles and platforms for distribution and dissemination of SfN products to meet organizational mission and/or project goals.
  • Writes and develops storyboards and scripts for video projects, ensuring adherence to SfN brand, tone and style.
  • Arranges production of video including recording, editing, creating graphics and slideshows as needed.
  • Manages the logistical planning and follow up of the Public Education and Communication Committee meetings and committee-led professional development workshops and/or webinars under supervisor's direction.
  • Effectively staff supervisors and SfN members as needed.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or other relevant field required.
  • 2 years of related experience with at least 1 year of creating/writing/editing articles.
  • Exceptional verbal, writing, proofreading, and editing skills;
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Collaborative style to work effectively with volunteer members and leaders, colleagues, other departments, and scientific reviewers.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven department.
  • Adaptability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize in a flexible manner to address changing needs and incorporate feedback from multiple stakeholders.

Our generous benefits package includes:  medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.

The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people.  We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.

If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements, a copy of your resume, and two writing samples for consideration. Applications without cover letters and writing samples will not be considered.

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