Essential Functions The American Institute of Physics is seeking a seasoned media professional who will be responsible for organizing and executing all aspects of AIP's active media services program. The ideal candidate is an experienced manager of people who also enjoys writing and editing creative copy on a day-to-day basis. Key responsibilities include supervising 4-5 staff members, managing workflow and contributing to AIP's media products and services, including press releases, outreach videos, press events and webcasts.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a relevant field of science, communication or journalism. 5+ years supervisory experience and ability to mentor all levels of professional staff. 5+ years of project management and ability to meet multiple, tight overlapping deadlines. 10+ years working in PR, communication or journalism. Experience pitching local, national and international reporters. Excellent writing and editing abilities; familiarity with AP style. Experience overseeing budgets, contracts, invoices and freelance writers and editors. Deep knowledge of the physical sciences or a demonstrated interest in learning about technical topics.
Desired Qualifications: Graduate degree in a field of science, PR or science journalism. Experience with photography, webcasting and/or video production. Ability to use social media to support PR campaigns. Knowledge of nonprofit environments, especially scientific societies. Experience with scientific meetings and academic journals.
[Company Details & Benefits] The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access. Learn more at www.aip.org
AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer EEO/AA/ADA/V
About American Institute of Physics
The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.
As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that:
•Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
•Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
•Enable and foster collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
•Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community.
AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Stu...dents and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.
AVS is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers,
and computing professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT),
American Physical Society (APS Physics), IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.