Social Media and Science Communication Coordinator (Louisiana , USA) ~

17 de julio de 2016

Social Media and Science Communication Coordinator (Louisiana , USA)

A Social Media & Science Communication Coordinator is sought for employment at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). LUMCON is entering an exciting new 5-year growth phase. We are looking for someone who has a passion for all things social media and content development. Above all, we are looking for someone who has the same passion for marine science that we do.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
--Develop a social media and science communication plan that highlights Louisiana marine science across our consortium members; the science, natural history, and facilities of the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA; and conveys the excitement and energy for the new growth phase of LUMCON.
--Implement and adjust this plan to drive traffic, engagement, and community growth across all LUMCON social media channels.
--Manage day-to-day content production and execution for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.
--Engage and connect with the public, Louisiana residents, students, and various LUMCON stakeholders.
--Coordinate events with science communicators interested in marine science and social media.
--Coordinate with media outlets to highlight LUMCON marine science.
--Communicate and collaborate with education and development teams to support existing programs, cross-functional campaigns, and new initiatives.
--Analyze social media metrics and identify opportunities to better engage with the community and drive goals.
--Stay up-to-date on best practices on social media marketing and content development

Qualities of a successful candidate:
--Believes in LUMCON's mission
--Creative, proactive, innovative, and eager to learn and grow
--Strong communicator with a passion for marine science; comfortable communicating with scientists.
--Analytical and strategic; a basic understanding of digital analytics
--Appreciates feedback and values honest, thoughtful critique

--BA/BS preferred
--Experience with and knowledge of marine science
--Experience in social media marketing and/or content development
--Established network of contacts in mainstream media outlets
--Preferred: experience generating, editing, and producing web video

The position will be based at the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA ( Duration and Start Date: Appointment is for 3 years, depending upon satisfactory performance, with possibility of extension. The position is available immediately. Send a cover letter addressing each of bulleted points above, curriculum vitae or resume, three examples of science communication (e.g. blog posts, videos, articles, Facebook campaigns, etc.), and the name, address, phone and email contact for at least three individuals qualified to comment on your science communication work to Review of applications will begin August 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
8124 Highway 56
Chauvin, LA70344
Telephone: 985-851-2800
Fax: 985-851-2874

LUMCON offers state benefits and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer.

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