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Research Communications Specialist

Company: Northeastern University
Location: Uxbridge
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:


Northeastern University is seeking a talented Research Communications Specialist to promote all aspects of the university's growing research enterprise, with particular emphasis on the trade media landscape. The Research Communications Specialist is an energetic, creative, and curious individual who loves science, excels at writing about it, and has experience communicating about research to industry-specific media organizations.Reporting to the Media Relations Manager, and working closely with the Vice President for Communications, the Research Communications Specialist works with faculty members across Northeastern's colleges, centers, and institutes to identify newsworthy research with potential to get press coverage, translates complex sets of facts into engaging written stories tailored to various platforms and distribution channels, including EurekAlert!, ScienceDaily, and Phys.Org (among many others), and works with reporters at trade publications to secure earned coverage.The Research Communications Specialist is part of the Communications team in External Affairs and works alongside media relations professionals who promote the university, its people, and its research to top-tier national and international press.The Research Communications Specialist, like every other member of the Communications team, is expected to be available outside of regular business hours and on weekends, occasionally.The university is primarily in-person with reasonable flexibility. This position has a hybrid option at the Boston campus. -Qualifications ---- Bachelor's degree--- 3-5 years of experience writing about and promoting research in science trade publications--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills--- Ability to work with complex research--- Go-getter, positive attitude and a relentless drive to get results--- Creative thinking--- Team player attitude--- Entrepreneurial, proactive approach to work--- Excellent work ethic--- Sense of humorPosition TypeMarketing and CommunicationsAdditional InformationNortheastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. - Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. -All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other - characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Northeastern University, Worcester , Research Communications Specialist, Other , Uxbridge, Massachusetts

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