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We have an exciting opportunity for a talented communicator to join our team and be part of the effort to find cures for cancer. We’re looking for a communicator who can creatively publicize our research advances, clinical trials program, employment opportunities and communicate effectively with our staff members.

Duties Include:

  • Develop content to be transmitted via a variety of communications tactics and tools, including website, social media, video, digital and print to build awareness of and engagement with CCR research and programs
  • Conduct interviews and write and/or edit a variety of stories, such as features on patients, faculty awards, conferences and new clinical trials for posting on our website
  • Manage assignments of selected stories to freelance writers
  • Lead the production of a biweekly internal newsletter with circulation of 3,000
  • Contribute to the production of print/digital magazines
  • Participate in development of communications strategy, develop creative briefs, and lead tactical campaigns
  • Develop and manage multimedia content for internal and external audiences (digital, video, audio and/or photography), including “on site” interviewing/reporting
  • Manage tracking systems for various communications metrics
  • Write, edit, and distribute internal all-staff announcements

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented communicator to join our team and be part of the effort to find cures for cancer. We’re looking for a communicator who can creatively publicize our research advances, clinical trials program…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

See below
Salary is commensurate with experience

Benefits

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • A Master’s degree in communications, journalism, biosciences and/or related field or equivalent professional experience
  • At least two years professional experience in communications
  • Knowledge of science and/or cancer, plus experience in communications, public relations and/or journalism
  • Ability to translate scientific information into copy suitable for various audiences
  • Experience in creating and executing a communications plan
  • Skill with photography, design, video and/or audio production
  • Ability to distill complex information into engaging social media posts, particularly on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Experience developing and producing digital newsletters
  • Ability to use communications-related software, such as Canva, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey, Google Analytics, and Illustrator
  • Creative eye for design of communications tools such as web content, digital media, fliers, and videos
  • Experience developing health and science content for a variety of audiences, especially the general public
  • Knowledge of plain language writing and editing and standard writing/grammar guidelines
  • Strong capability to work autonomously but also collaboratively as part of a team
  • Sense of humor and the ability to work flexibly and respond to changing deadlines and requirements
  • A Master’s degree in communications, journalism, biosciences and/or related field or equivalent professional experience
  • At least two years professional experience in…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to Crystal Rivera at NCICCRJobOpp@mail.nih.gov

·      CV/Resume

·       Three samples of completed communications work (article, announcement, podcast, blog, video etc.) with specific role noted

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to Crystal Rivera at NCICCRJobOpp@mail.nih.gov

·      CV/Resume

·       Three samples of completed communications work (article…

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