Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Science Writer to join the Administration Department. This is a regular, half-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) Science Writer is an important member of the OTZ team. The OTZ Project combines exacting science, innovative technology, and broad engagement to turn knowledge into actions that improve understanding of the planet and promote sustainability of ocean resources. The OTZ Project requires the successful integration of interdisciplinary science, technology, and engagement to explore and study the ocean’s mesopelagic realm.
This position works closely with the OTZ Project Office, the WHOI Communications Team and the OTZ Principal Investigators. The primary areas of responsibility are related to writing periodic reports to OTZ donors and constituents, developing OTZ-related web-site and other social media content and other writing assignments prioritized by the OTZ Program Manager. Supervised by the OTZ Program Manager, this position will work hand-in-hand with the OTZ Engagement Leadership Team and Communications Department staff in coordinating communications efforts to successfully meet OTZ engagement goals. The OTZ Science Writer provides support to the goals and initiatives as defined by the OTZ Program Manager.
Visual abilities to include sufficient acuity for reading activities and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively, talk and travel. Physical tasks include occasional standing/walking; Physical duties are subject to change.