Marketing Communications Specialist

The Prevention Research Collaborative at the University of Michigan School of Public Health seeks a creative and motivated candidate to create communications and dissemination products for the National Center for School Safety (NCSS). The Prevention Research Collaborative is a large research team that includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded NCSS, and other CDC-funded projects. This position is term-limited for 1 year of grant funding with the possibility of renewal. Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter explaining their interest and experience related to the position, and a writing sample demonstrating your writing style for online content.

This position is Term-Limited: Hire date through 09/30/2022.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

What you will do?

  • Write, produce, revise and update a variety of communications including web content, social media, technical reports, implementation guides, and more in conjunction with training and topic experts.
  • Develop and carry out an integrated communications, marketing, and outreach strategic plan based on project goals for the National Center for School Safety (NCSS) and affiliated projects.
  • Contribute to the project meetings to provide communications updates and aid in decision-making for the NCSS.
  • Maintain the NCSS’ brand and style guide including creating templates for different product types (e.g. slides, one-pagers, reports, self-paced learning) and training others on brand and template use.
  • Develop and edit talking points for the NCSS leadership team for events and presentations.
  • Create and maintain a documentation system to track all communications-related activities and prepare reports on communications for leadership and the funder.
  • Prepare and report on analytics metrics for continuous improvement of external communication efforts and campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Social Media Production Intern!

Sostento, a nonprofit consultancy for frontline public health workers is recruiting a Social Media Production Intern. This will be a completely remote, paid position (minimum stipend of $750 a month, final stipend determined by number of hours dedicated to the internship) for a duration of 3-6 months.

Apply Here

Climate Science Research & Communication Fellowship

Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Division, Washington, DC

Full posting: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-OAR-2021-01

Reference Code: EPA-OAR-2021-01

How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcript(s) – For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. All transcripts must be in English or include an official English translation. Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts.
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • Two educational or professional recommendations. Click here for detailed information about recommendations.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

Application Deadline: 11/18/2021 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Description

*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.

EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Climate Change Division (CCD) located in Washington, DC.

CCD’s mission is to assess and address global climate change and the associated risks to human health and the environment. The research opportunity is sponsored by CCD’s Climate Science & Impacts Branch (CSIB). CSIB is responsible for:

  • developing and leveraging climate change-impacts analyses (www.epa.gov/cira).
  • highlighting climate change impacts and risks through the development of communication tools such as climate change indicators (www.epa.gov/climate-indicators) and coordinating climate science and impacts communications (www.epa.gov/climate-change).
  • collaborating with the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its federal members on assessment reports, expert workgroups, and associated products.   
  • coordinating and partnering with other EPA offices, government agencies, external stakeholders, and the public on climate change issues.

Research Project: The selected participant will have the opportunity to learn about the latest climate change science and participate in a variety of challenging and rewarding projects and tasks with a collegial team of skilled professionals. The selected participant will learn about and support the interpretation and communication of climate change science and related programmatic activity at EPA. Under the guidance of a mentor, potential research activities include, but are not limited to:

  • opportunities to make complex science accessible to the public by integrating evolving science into a portfolio of science-communication products
  • use of the latest science-communication techniques and technologies (e.g., data-visualization tools, Web-based  applications) to improve public understanding of climate science, impacts, health effects, adaptation, and mitigation efforts
  • identification and development of relationships with a range of science stakeholders at federal agencies who also conduct science

Learning Objectives

  • Developing understanding of climate change science and impacts to society including confidence and uncertainties.
  • Gaining applicable climate science-based research experience.
  • Researching alongside a team that develops a range of scientific and communications products.
  • Deploying practical approaches and techniques used in communicating information about the latest science to improve public understanding of climate change and its impacts, including on the health of vulnerable populations and environmental-justice communities.
  • Learning about the latest generation of Web and other communication tools, e.g., visualizations, multimedia, social media, Web platforms.
  • Learning about and collaborating with EPA research and data partners, e.g., U.S. Global Change Research Program, NOAA, NASA.

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Kevin Rosseel (rosseel.kevin@epa.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Fall 2021. All start dates are flexible and vary depending on numerous factors. Click here for detailed information about start dates.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed up to three or four additional years upon EPA recommendation and subject to availability of funding.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.

Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.At this time, Bachelor’s degrees ~$49,000/year and Master’s degrees ~$60,000/year. Click here for detailed information about full-time stipends.

EPA Security Clearance: Completion of a successful background investigation by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required for an applicant to be on-boarded at EPA.

ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA. Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. ORISE offers all ORISE EPA graduate students and Postdocs a free 5 year membership to the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).

Questions: Please see the FAQ section of our website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.EPA.REG@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Relevant coursework, experience, and a strong interest in climate-science research and the effective communication of scientific information
  • Superior writing skills
  • Experience with communications tools including Web-based multimedia applications and social media 
  • Enjoys operating in a team environment

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design 
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences 
    • Earth and Geosciences 
    • Engineering 
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences 
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences 
    • Mathematics and Statistics 
    • Nanotechnology 
    • Other Physical Sciences 
    • Physics 
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences 
  • Veteran Status: Veterans Preference, degree received within the last 120 month(s).

Digital Breaking News Reporter and Producer

The Texas Newsroom is seeking a digital breaking news reporter/producer to tell critical statewide stories on multiple digital platforms to audiences across the Lone Star State. The Texas Newsroom is the landmark regional news collaboration of public radio stations across the state and NPR.

Position summary: This is a new, full-time position focused on telling the most important Texas stories of the day to digital audiences across the state. The reporter/producer will write and curate quick-turn breaking news stories based on original reporting and on reporting from partner stations. Assignments may range from writing a breaking news story on a key Texas Supreme Court ruling to pulling together a sweeping story on how debates over mask mandates are playing out in schools around the state. The ideal candidate knows how to spot a great statewide story, write clearly and quickly, infuse breaking stories with context that matters to audiences and prioritize sourcing that reflects the diversity of Texas. This is a highly collaborative position that involves working closely with editors and reporters at multiple public radio stations.

Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000, depending on experience

How to apply: Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume. Include a cover letter summarizing how you’d approach this position, as well as links to 3-5 examples of your best digital stories.  

Bloomingdale’s Career Fair!

Interested in working in retail? Sign up to join Bloomingdale’s at the virtual career fair via Handshake this Friday, October 8th. Opportunities available for current juniors looking for internships and seniors looking for full time positions in the retail industry upon graduation.

Feel free to check out this link for more info on Bloomingdale’s: https://ebwh.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1002/pages/2002

Part-Time Copywriter

WHO WE ARE:
Banza reimagines your favorite comfort foods, like pasta, pizza, mac & cheese and rice, using
chickpeas. Why? Because we know chickpeas aren’t just delicious, they’re also one of the most
nutritious and sustainable foods. Yet 80% of the country isn’t eating enough of them. Our mission is
to inspire people to eat more chickpeas and other beans, making a positive impact on human health
and the environment. Banza is the fastest-growing pasta brand in the country, and our products are
available in over 17,000 stores nationwide. We’ve been named TIME Magazine’s Best Invention of
the Year, Adweek’s Best Food Brand, and are proud to have fans at Good Morning America, The
New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and more.

DETAILS:
Location: Anywhere works for us!
Time: 15-20 hours a week

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Banza is looking for a part-time Copywriter to bring the witty, quirky, pasta and pizza loving Banza
brand voice to life across our key touchpoints. Responsibilities will include working with the marketing
team to:

  • Create, write, and edit engaging and compelling copy that encapsulates the Banza brand
    personality and tone
  • Conceptualize and develop all copy across social media, customer service, our website,
    packaging, and campaigns
  • Keep an eye on cultural and social trends that Banza can authentically tap into in a fun and
    distinctive way
  • Contribute to the ideation of big brand ideas and help bring them to life in an impactful way

WHO YOU ARE:

  • You love making people laugh through your writing, and can write articulate, creative, and
    grammatically correct copy
  • You bring energy and passion to your work and when copy doesn’t hit the mark at first, will
    try even harder to make it perfect
  • You’re passionate, detail-oriented, and focused on creating best-in-class customer
    experiences
  • You keep up with internet culture and are always the first of your friends to circulate fun
    trends
  • Outside-the-box thinker who goes the extra mile to ensure ideas are unique and distinctive
  • Must love Banza!

SOUND LIKE YOU?
Email Morgan Manchester (morgan.manchester@eatbanza.com) with your resume and a sample of
recent work.

Communications and Social Media Job!

The Coalition For Property Tax Justice is seeking applicants to assist with communications and social media related to the tax foreclosure crisis. The Coalition’s work focuses on the following problem:

From 2011-2015, 1 in 4 Detroit homes have been subject to property tax foreclosure. We have not seen this number of property tax foreclosures since the Great Depression. More troubling, a recent study found that over this period the City assessed between 55%-85% of Detroit homes at rates that violated the Michigan Constitution, placing the unprecedented number of property tax foreclosures in disrepute. For more information, read this op-ed in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/opinion/coronavirus-cities-property-taxes.html 

Applicants can expect to do impactful communications work directly related to solving the ongoing property tax foreclosure crisis in Wayne County. Projects include but are not limited to: Developing media and social media strategies to effectuate Coalition goals, drafting press releases and communicating with press contacts, creatively framing the issue to bring in a variety of audiences, exploring storytelling strategies to communicate the human impact of the issue, utilizing a variety of web tools to implement Coalition priorities, supporting community organizers and providing online event logistic support, and more. The applicant can expect to work on a small, collaborative team and bring their own ideas to the table. 

Requirements: Applicants must have stellar research and writing skills, who are able to work independently and meet deadlines. Applicants with basic design skills, such as making flyers and social media posts on Canva, preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Marie Sheehan at msevelyn@umich.edu as soon as possible. Please indicate in your cover letter the number of hours per week and the time period during which you would be available to work.

Do you love space,  are you seeking an opportunity to gain experience, and want to start building a professional network? 

BLiSS is an organization centered around researching, building, and testing deep space habitat technology. BLiSS is currently undertaken the biggest project has ever seen by partnering up with ICON (sponsored by NASA) to implement an automated 3D printer on the moon to create space habitation using lunar resources.

If you are interested in being part of the team email michiganbliss@umich.edu

The responsibilities includes anything from, but not limited to:

  • Managing website 
  • Updating and managing social media
  • Advertising seminars and outreach/recruiting events