Are you a scientist looking to move into science publishing but don’t know how your interests intersect with what’s happening behind the scenes? Or are you an experienced science communicator who would like more variety in your job duties? The ASBMB is seeking an enthusiastic and articulate Science Communicator to promote and disseminate research findings published in its three journals--theJournal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, and the Journal of Lipid Research. As a society publisher, we offer our staff the opportunity to work closely with colleagues around the office, getting exposure to all aspects of scientific publishing and gaining expertise in diverse roles. We also strive to give staff members room to broaden their unique skills and interests to best serve our authors and readers. Join us to build your science publishing career!
The Science Communicator will be a member of the ASBMB Publications Department, reporting to the Senior Director of Publications. The ideal candidate will be adept at digesting scientific advances across a wide range of biological chemistry topics and describing these advances in their own words or editing others’ descriptions in a clear and respectful way. Moreover, the Science Communicator should be broadly familiar with scientific trends and emerging topics to facilitate selection and description of relevant, timely content for a general scientific audience. Finally, the candidate will be comfortable using multiple communication formats and platforms, making use of synergies among the journals when possible.
Creating content (emails, tweets and other social media posts, etc.) to drive interest in discoveries published in ASBMB journals.
Working with senior staff and editors to curate content for the journal websites and marketing materials (brochures, mini collections, virtual issues, etc.).
Developmental editing of Highlights, Reviews and other special content.
Sharing specialty content (author resources, editorials, etc.) and updates regarding editors, journal policies, awards and events.
Writing special correspondence to authors, editorial board members and editors.
Editing, proofreading and other support for ongoing projects and in a backup role.
Adapting to shifting responsibilities as needs arise.
Education/advanced training in a field within biological chemistry, defined broadly; Ph.D. preferred
Experience disseminating content of peer-reviewed journals preferred
Strong writing and editing skills
Ability to distill complex information into engaging prose
Experience using illustration software (i.e., Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or GIMP) for basic image editing
Familiarity with marketing strategies and best practices preferred
Familiarity with social media platforms practices and analytics preferred
Ability to seek and integrate input from relevant stakeholders to move projects forward
Fast learner and self-motivated
Detail-oriented, well?organized, and able to multi?task
Ability and comfort working with a team on a shared mission
About American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Our organization is a member of FASEB. FASEB is made up of 30 scientific member societies, representing more than 130,000 researchers from around the world. Our members are scientific societies that share a common vision for the advancement of research and education in biological and biomedical sciences.