NEIWPCC is seeking a full-time science writer to provide their scientific and technical expertise in writing and publishing communications products for the Long Island Sound Study (LISS).
What You Will Do
As a science writer for NEIWPCC, your work will be heavily geared towards implementing the LISS Communications, Outreach, and Engagement (COE) Plan. You will write articles and feature projects on LISS’s online communications channels, assist with the Living Shoreline Project’s interactive map and webpages, perform website updates, support the development of public engagement content, drafting and coordinating social media content, assist with photography and videography initiatives, and provide scientific, technical, and programmatic communications support on various initiatives. You will participate in occasional site visits, programmatic meetings, conferences, and summits. You will also directly oversee and manage the work of other communications team members and help to shape future communications work for the LISS program.
What You Will Bring / Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will be a skilled writer who is passionate about communicating how science and management can help sustain and protect urban waterways from emerging threats. Ideally, the candidate will have a degree in marine environmental science or policy, engineering, English, journalism, communications, or related field; with professional experience in the development of outreach materials, as well as website and print publication design. The candidate will be reliable, have a strong attention to detail, and able to effectively establish working relationships with scientists and stakeholders. A proven ability to construct scientifically valid and informative communications materials, the ability to shoot and edit photos and videos, and experience with WordPress is desired. Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.
This full-time NEIWPCC position will work eight hours per day and is based in Stamford, CT. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting and will require some travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. After six months of employment, this position may be eligible for a partial telework schedule for office-based duties, subject to approval and determined by program and office needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
NEIWPCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. NEIWPCC pays 75% of premiums for health/dental/vision coverage, contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans, provides 15 paid vacation days per fiscal year in addition to paid holidays and paid volunteer leave, 15 paid sick days, and offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support. NEIWPCC is a qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.
Anticipated annual salary range is $65,000 to $80,000.
Submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 11, 2023. Please reference #24-LISS-001 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.
NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across shared regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise. Our mission is to advance clean water in the Northeast through collaboration with, and service to, our member states.
NEIWPCC’s Diversity Commitment
NEIWPCC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions. Read more about NEIWPCC’s commitment to diversity here: https://neiwpcc.org/about- us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.
Anticipated annual salary range is $65,000 to $80,000
Stamford ct, North Street, Stamford, CT, USA