ES166 Junior Science Writer

Want an exciting career at NASA and help the public to better understand our Earth through science???

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center nestled in the Maryland suburbs of Greenbelt is just 30 minutes from the heartbeat of America – Washington, D.C. Now you can have it all, the nightlife, museums, great food and theatre. Work in a place that pushes the envelope of science every day, yet spy a deer or a Canadian goose as you stroll the grounds of Goddard during lunch.

The successful candidate will develop science stories, features, web, social media content for the Heliospheric Science Division at GSFC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Write and edit web features, press releases, social media postings and other outreach products for NASA’s Office of Communications; Assist in development and execution of NASA media events.
• Work closely with scientists and the Office of Communications to conceive of, research, write, revise and format image-rich stories for NASA websites. Coordinate visuals, as well as media and social media outreach surrounding such products.
• Create both short, quick turn-around products as well as larger, more in-depth products.

Required: BA/BS in a communications or physical science field; at least one year experience as a science writer (during school is acceptable)
• Experience writing and creating multi-media materials; working knowledge of conventions of journalism and media relations; familiarity with AP Style Guide
Desired: At least 1 yr. experience science writing experience; physics, astrophysics or heliophysics preferred.
• Experience working with social media
• Excellent ability to collaborate with scientists to translate technical content for public consumption
Must be US Citizen or have Permanent Residency

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