Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EDITOR, Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS), to develop and implement all marketing campaigns for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program (KSJ) and Undark Magazine, with the goal of both increasing and driving audience awareness of the program, the publication, and their roles in fostering better science journalism.
KSJ seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document the often-complex intersection of science, technology, and human culture. This emphasis is reflected in its core mid-career fellowship program, which includes specialized training programs, seminars, and an option to write for the program’s magazine. The program's commitment to science journalism is also reflected in its public-facing magazine Undark — an editorially independent, digital publication launched in April 2016.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least two years directly-related work experience creating marketing and communications content across all media, including web, social media, email, and print; demonstrated knowledge of all paid promotional mechanisms relevant to major social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.; experience with digital content management systems, principally WordPress; demonstrated proficiency with Google Analytics and Microsoft and Adobe software, and web-based collaboration systems (including Slack); strong analytical, communication, and project-management skills; and willingness to work in a flexible small team environment. PREFERRED: working knowledge of basic website coding protocols (e.g., HTML, CSS); experience with journalistic publishing environment; ability to demonstrate creative and innovative approaches to work; and experience contributing to the creation of digital and print graphic content and overseeing the production of image-based and graphic materials. Job #19267-7