The Internal Communications Manager facilitates Salkâ™s internal communications program designed to create, strengthen and support connections between Salk leadership, employees and faculty to advance the Instituteâ™s mission of cutting-edge discoveries through an engaged workforce. The incumbent must be an excellent writer and a critical thinker who can tie together priorities of many internal stakeholders who are all trying to reach the same audience (or a subset thereof). This individual must have exceptional organizational skills to balance the relevance and consistency of information with the availability of multiple avenues that can be used to disseminate content effectively. In summary, the Internal Communications Manager utilizes best practices in writing, communications and technology to drive successful internal communications.
Identified goals include implementing and managing internal communications strategies that bolster morale, retention and engagement efforts by working with all arms of Salkâ™s campus. Through effective, creative and innovative communication solutions, regular participation in activities across the Salk campus and active collaboration with internally focused departments who provide services to Salk faculty and staff, this visible position is integral in building upon, supporting and promoting Salkâ™s community and culture.
Working closely with Communications (COMM) colleagues, the Internal Communications Manager develops a wide range of written and multimedia content for various channels to promote the Salk experience and enhance employee interactions and engages cross-campus leadership (including faculty) to facilitate messaging across campus. In addition, the Internal Communications Manager manages and schedules the distribution of content across available channels and tools in a timely and consistent manner while maintaining established style and brand. The Internal Communications Manager also serves as a proofreader and copyeditor, to ensure that all materials are consistent and in line with Salkâ™s Style Guide. The Internal Communications Manager will also be responsible for engaging with Salk Faculty and leadership in creating communications related to Salkâ™s Campaign for the Future.
Bachelorâ™s degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Will require occasional evenings and weekends to assist with events.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside and in confined areas.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.