Environmental Science Research Communications Assistant

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Apr 18, 2019

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The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (www.SESYNC.org) located in Annapolis, Maryland is a think-tank type research center funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Maryland.  SESYNC is devoted to promoting interdisciplinary synthesis research on the sustainability of coupled human-natural systems, and is seeking a candidate to provide support for center communications and research programs. 

The successful candidate will work on a variety of activities, including:

    • Work with the communications team to develop and post web content and social media postings associated with SESYNC research
    • Assist SESYNC leadership by preparing written materials and presentations
    • Help with administrative aspects of research programs and travel administration as needed


    • B.A. or B.S. in an environmental field or science journalism 
    • Excellent writing skills including ability to create clear and concise content
    • Experience with, or interest in learning, social media platforms and a web-based content management system
    • Proficiency with desktop computers running Microsoft Office Suite
    • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time-management skills
    • Professional demeanor and ability to communicate with a variety of individuals from different disciplines and backgrounds


    • Knowledge of socio-environmental issues
    • Knowledge of and expertise in HTML, CSS, content management systems (Drupal preferred), accessibility, and web publishing procedures
    • Experience with responsible use of social media
    • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
    • Knowledge of cross-platform digital analytics, especially Google Analytics
How to Apply: 

Please send the following as a single pdf: resume, undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three references here. Salary based on experience.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 18, 2019


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