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Communications Specialist
Colorado State University

Join our team as the Communications Specialist for Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences. We are seeking a skilled designer, in-depth storyteller, and forward-thinking colleague to help take our college’s and departments’ communications to the next level. The college is home to eight dynamic departments producing world-class discoveries, educating thousands of students, and generating inspiring stories. The Communications Specialist will have the opportunity to create and manage meaningful designed and written communications that are seen across campus – and across the globe. The role will also lead projects, evaluate analytics, and provide strategic expertise. The position will report to the college’s Director of Communications.

For a full job announcement, list of qualifications, and to submit an application, visit http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/58087. For full consideration, materials should be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT), July 30, 2018. 

Communication/Writing Position
Emerging Threats to Forest Research Group, University of Florida

Modern journalism for a venerable institution: help a team of researchers defend Florida's forests!

We are hiring an experienced strategic communicator and science writer, dedicated to a specific research team, in order to increase public, local and regional recognition of our programs, and help us generate measurable benefits to the researchers, the Department, and the University. There are many ways to get involved: 1) undergraduate or graduate minor or an independent study with our team, 2) a contract for a specific number of written and published pieces covering our list of priorities, or 3) an annual part-time contract for a "writer in residence" within our team. All negotiable.

Where: the Emerging Threats to Forest Research Group at the University of Florida. We are a young and active team of students and researchers at the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation. Our research and outreach focuses on forests, forestry, conservation and policy.

Minimum requirements: Excellent writing about, and understanding of, research on natural resources. Familiarity with contemporary online writing and publishing strategies.

Preferred qualifications: Audience research, strategic social media campaigning. Physical presence in Gainesville, FL is required.

Salary: Three options: 1) student assistantship for salary and credit, or 2) a contract for specific publications for a minimum of $30,000, or 3) an annual part-time of full-time contract for minimum of $60,000/year. All negotiable.

To apply: please send a short statement of interest, your CV, web links to sample products, and a list of interests and hobbies to hulcr@ufl.edu. Deadline: July 10, 2018.

Science Writer/Communications Specialist
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center - Iowa State University

Seeking a science writer who will work closely with researchers to develop communication pieces such as stories, news releases, features, web and social media content, and other written and visual content.

This position will focus on meeting both the college’s goals and the center’s goals in communicating scientific progress in agriculture, life sciences, water quality, natural resources and related areas to lay audiences. The person’s work will help raise the visibility of the college’s and the center’s research programs to general and targeted audiences. It will help explain, illustrate and demonstrate the impact of the college and center’s research portfolio for the state of Iowa and the nation.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication Program - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Now accepting applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Practice in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication program in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This is a 12-month, 100% FTE, non-tenure-track position. The preferred start date is August 1, 2018.

An M.S. in Agricultural Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a closely related field as well as relevant experience in producing publications and working with digital platforms is required.

Click here for the online announcement, job description, and application. The review of applications will begin May 24.

Questions and nominations can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Roger Terry at rterry2@unl.edu

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