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[Met-jobs] Science Writer Position with NOAA/NESDIS (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 3 Dec 2014 19:49:02 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Science Writer

NOAA/ NESDIS, Silver Spring, MD

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) <>, is looking for a
qualified Science Writer candidate to join our Environmental
Visualization Team supporting NOAA/NESDIS in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Position Description

This scientific writer/editor position is to provide communications
support to NESDIS Headquarters (HQ) Communications team.

This individual would fulfill the following requirements:

Support the NESDIS Communications team with speech writing and content
development (writing/editing/communications expertise). Support NESDIS
website and social media activities, through developing new written
content and maintaining and posting to NESDIS social media accounts
Provide some graphics and briefing support on an as-needed basis.
Support includes, but is not limited to the development of multimedia
briefings, documents, posters, and presentations for senior government
staff. Assist in the preparation of presentations, reports and other
documents, and in the preparation of minutes from in-person meetings.
Translate technical and scientific subject matter into content that is
accessible to the general public. Review and edit technical
documentation, reports, presentations and other documents for their
adherence to NESDIS editorial and grammar standards

Required Skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent human
relation skills, exceptional organizational skills, and careful
attention to detail. Must have 2+ years of experience with the following

  Working independently on assigned tasks and collaboratively with a
variety of groups. Using technology and/or data visualizations to
communicate scientific information. Operating and maintaining a
multi-component technical system. Using Microsoft Office applications
(Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, and web browsers. Understanding of
Earth systems sciences. Proficiency with AP writing style. Experience
with web content management systems, such as WordPress or Drupal.
Experience with data collection and analysis of website statistics.

Location and Timeline: Silver Spring, MD. Expect to start late January
or early February 2015.

Schedule: Full-time (40hr/week). Typically during core business hours
(9AM-3PM weekdays).

Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security
badge to enter federal government facilities.

To Apply:

IMSG offers an outstanding benefits package including medical benefits
and paid time off. Interested applicants: Please submit your resume, the
contact information for three (3) references, and a cover letter
explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position
to:, cc: Mr. Dan Pisut ( with the subject:
NOA1438 – EVL Science Writer – SCITECH . Please also indicate your
timeline of availability and preferred salary level for consideration.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly.

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