The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is seeking a forward-looking scientist to develop and implement the Society’s communications strategies. This new position will expand and enhance GSA’s communications activities and involve the genetics community more closely in the work of the Society.
The ideal candidate will combine a background in genetics with demonstrated experience in communications, science writing, outreach, or public relations. He or she will bring a passion for science and a deep commitment to engaging members of the genetics community. He or she will keep current on developments in science and communications, thinking strategically and proactively on how to best serve members and potential members using both existing and new communications platforms.
The Communications and Engagement Manager will
- Develop and implement GSA communications through various electronic and print platforms, including but not limited to the Society website, social networking sites, and print and electronic newsletters;
- Engage the GSA community in communications activities, building a network of content contributors, managing member communications, and enhancing member engagement and outreach;
- Write stories of interest to the GSA community to promote awareness of the Society and genetics in general; and
- Spread news about Society activities and programs to a wide audience.
Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team of other staff and volunteers. They will be responsive and proactive, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and computer skills. An advanced degree in genetics or a related field is preferred, as is familiarity with GSA or similar organizations.
GSA offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. The position will be located at GSA’s offices in Bethesda, Maryland.
Interested individuals should apply with a letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and a brief portfolio highlighting relevant writing and/or communications experience.
About the Society
Founded in 1931, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional scientific society for genetics researchers and educators. Its more than 5,000 members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level. GSA is dedicated to promoting research in genetics and to facilitating communication among geneticists worldwide through its conferences, including annual and biennial meetings that focus on the genetics of key model organisms, including C. elegans, Drosophila, fungi, mice, yeast, and zebrafish. GSA publishes two scholarly journals for the dissemination of original research: GENETICS, which has published seminal research articles in the field since 1916, and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, an open-access journal launched in 2011 for high quality foundational research. For more information about GSA, please visit www.genetics-gsa.org. Also follow GSA on Facebook at facebook.com/GeneticsGSA and on Twitter@GeneticsGSA.