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News Officer, Physical Sci.& Molecular Engineering

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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 2/24/2017

The University of Chicago Campus - Hyde Park, IL

Campus - Hyde Park, IL
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The News Office of the University of Chicago is seeking an enterprising writer and media relations officer to cover the renowned scientific and research work at the University of Chicago.

Essential Functions
This position requires a skillful, energetic and prolific writer with an eye for story ideas that illustrate the University's research achievements and their impact in the world. The News Officer for Physical Sciences and Molecular Engineering will report and write about significant research in the physical sciences and molecular engineering and other research areas as needed, and will engage in strategic planning around University initiatives to create focused and effective communications campaigns. This communications professional will develop creative ways to tell stories through digital and multimedia platforms; work with reporters to coordinate requests and arrange interviews with experts; train faculty, students and staff to work with media; and write stories, announcements and other pieces for the University web site and other venues. The News Officer for Physical Sciences and Molecular Engineering will work in conjunction with fellow professionals in the News Office, the University Communications team, faculty, students, administrators and communicators in other University units and affiliated or cooperating organizations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing with their request.

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