Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The Stakeholder and Community Relations Office (SCR) develops best-in-class communications, science education, government relations, and community involvement programs that advance the science and science education missions of the Laboratory, contribute to public understanding of science, enhance the value of the Lab as a community asset, and ensure that Laboratory internal and external stakeholders are properly informed and have a voice in Lab decisions of interest and importance to them.
Help explain and promote our science! At Brookhaven Lab, Science Writers work with scientists and managers to identify newsworthy events, accomplishments, and developments throughout the Laboratory; write content for the Lab's website and social media outlets as well as select print and multimedia products to communicate science research advances; write and issue news releases and feature articles; and cultivate relationships with science reporters, editors, and bloggers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with scientists and managers to identify newsworthy events, accomplishments, and developments throughout the Laboratory
Write content for the Lab's website, social media outlets, and print publications to communicate science research developments
Write feature articles, news releases, social media posts, fact sheets, brochures, annual or special reports, video scripts, and displays for conferences and other uses
Work with photographers, videographers, and graphic designers to help develop multimedia content
Distribute news releases and pitch story ideas to local and national media
Cultivate relationships with science reporters, bloggers, and editors
Review print and broadcast clips for accuracy; distribute pertinent clips to appropriate personnel
Manage and complete assigned projects to achieve established goals within time and resource restrictions, providing feedback in process
Respond to internal and external requests for information and guidance
Maintain records and documentation relating to functions
Keep capabilities and qualifications current, including completing required training for assigned tasks and work location
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, science, or a related field
Strong background in science and science writing
Excellent communications skills, including writing, interviewing, and reporting
Ability to communicate complex issues to a general audience
Ability to develop multiple projects simultaneously and on tight deadlines
Experience with social media platforms
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master's degree in science writing/journalism
Travel to conferences and off-site meetings required.
Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on experience
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.