Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist


Position Title: Communications Specialist I

Job Group: Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, graphic design, or related field OR Bachelor’s degree in the biosciences or related field with demonstrated communications experience
Additional training or experience specific to science communication.
Experience executing diverse communication and marketing strategies.
Experience managing projects and multiple deadlines.
Experience with website and social media development and content management, preferably WordPress.
Experience with graphic software (e.g. Canva, Adobe Creative Suite) and video editing

Job Description: The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE) hosted by Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a Communications Specialist I. NIAMRRE (niamrre.org) is a member organization that drives cross-sector engagement and coordinated action to combat the global threat of Antimicrobial Resistance across humans, animals, and the environment. In short, we connect people, resources, and ideas to accelerate and synergize efforts to combat antibiotic resistance.

The Communications Specialist plays a key role in disseminating information related to scientific discovery, institutional excellence, and public outreach. This position will take the lead in execution of a comprehensive communications strategy for the institute, working collaboratively with the NIAMRRE team and our members to identify priority themes, messaging, and tactics for reaching NIAMRRE stakeholders. Additionally, the Communications Specialist supports the team by promoting NIAMRRE programming and member recruitment. This position with engage with diverse groups of NIAMRRE stakeholders and build relationships on behalf of the institute.

Specific responsibilities include developing external communication pieces (e.g., press releases, magazine articles, e-newsletter, occasional blogs), creating visual and written promotional collateral (e.g., flyers, brochures, PowerPoint slide decks), managing the institute’s web and social media content, video editing, and representing the organization as the first point of contact by answering the main phone and general inquiry emails. The successful candidate will be a self-starter that possesses a passion for science communication, particularly in the biosciences; excellent written, oral and visual communication skills; the desire to learn, grow, and innovate on a small team; and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals.

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November 1, 2021