Science Communicator - American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Rockville, Maryland
Feb 17, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
Communications, Other
Full Time

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), a non-profit scientific society, is seeking a Science Communicator at their offices in Rockville, Maryland.  Duties will include, but are not limited to:

•          Creating content (blog posts, tweets, social media posts, summaries, articles, tip sheets, press releases) to drive interest in discoveries published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC).
•          Working with senior staff and scientific editors to curate content for the JBC website and marketing materials (homepage headlines, fliers, and brochures for conferences, virtual issues, events and webinars, etc.).
•          Promoting news, interviews and feature stories to mainstream, trade and specialty media outlets.
•          Providing science writing, editing, proofreading and other support for ongoing special projects and in a backup capacity.
•          Writing special correspondence to authors, board members and editors.
•          Writing, collecting and editing content for JBC editorial board newsletter.

Education:  Master’s degree in Biological Sciences, required.  Ph.D. preferred                       

Experience:  At least two years of science journalism or science communications experience (including internships), preferably with a focus on the life sciences. 1+ years’ experience writing for various formats with a foundational understanding of best practices in generating web content (SEO, blogging, etc.) and building audiences. Email marketing and content management experience preferred.

Skills:  Verbal/Written Communication, English Grammar/Spelling, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Ability to Meet Deadlines, Attention to Detail, Social Media Platforms

How to apply:  To view a detailed job description and to apply, please visit our website at:,  You must send a cover letter with  a resume.

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