The science communications specialist will create and disseminate strategic stories highlighting the Institute for Translational Medicine's (ITM) research, program impacts, and the importance of participating in clinical trials across ITM and partner communications channels. This person will support the communications and marketing efforts of the ITM's New Formal Campaign and its Trial Recruitment and Innovation Office (TRIO).
This position requires some evening and weekend hours for ITM events and deadlines. This position requires some traveling (as-needed) for events and to the 6 Chicagoland ITM Institutions (Advocate Health Care, Illinois Institute for Technology, Loyola, NorthShore, Rush, University of Chicago).
Cover assigned science stories, breaking down complex science so that it's suitable for a general audience
Use graphic design skills to create marketing materials and produce newsletters
Shoot and edit photos and video
Update and maintain websites
Execute social media strategies
Support marketing and communications needs for the ITM's New Formal Campaign
Support marketing and communications needs for the ITM's Trial and Innovation Recruitment Office (TRIO)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to think creatively and critically in problem-solving and project implementation
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Proficiency in or willingness to learn digital communications tools and platforms, such as WordPress, Salesforce, Final Cut Pro/video editing platforms, graphic design and image-editing software like Adobe Photoshop, etc.
Must be able to translate research for a lay audience and connect those initiatives to ways it is improving/could improve human health
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, English or a related field required.
Professional journalism and/or communications experience required
Graphic design, video and photography experience required
Experience with developing web-based communications (such as blogging, newsletters, social media, website maintenance, etc.)
Work from a desk/seated position for several hours
Carry 20 pounds of multimedia equipment for storytelling
Design, Photography, and/or video sample (non mov file)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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