Writer - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 20461
WRITER, MIT News Office, to help tell MIT’s story to the world via the Institute’s daily news site, MIT News. Will play a general assignment role, producing news articles that reach across departments and schools, highlighting MIT’s collaborative, hands-on, curiosity-driven culture. Story topics will map to various Institute priorities, including addressing climate change and sustainability challenges; pioneering new ways of teaching and learning; and fostering an inclusive, welcoming community. Will write two MIT News stories per week, independently managing story deadlines, responses to incoming story pitches, and vetting of draft articles. Will collaborate with colleagues handling media relations, social media, and other MIT platforms to adapt news stories for these channels; help coordinate visual/multimedia elements to accompany articles; and take photographs occasionally. Will cover some speeches and events, occasionally at night or on weekends.
MIT values diversity and strongly encourages applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds.
Bachelor’s degree required; excellent writing skills; at least five years’ experience in a news setting, public information office, or university communications role; excellent interpersonal, research, and interviewing skills; knowledge of or interest in higher education and/or science and engineering. Experience with social media or photography is desirable.
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