Jan 19, 2019
**Organization and Job ID**
Job ID: 308560
Directorate: Communications and Information Technology
Group: Content & Quality / Project Communications Team
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work/life integration. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and to work together on high-impact projects and initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other sponsors. PNNL staff members focus on meaningful work, innovation, and impactful outcomes. At PNNL, you’ll find a positive, fast-paced environment and excellent benefits including pension, matching 401(k), tuition reimbursement plans, health insurance, flexible work schedules, and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State, known for its outdoor recreation, thriving wine industry, and affordable cost of living.
Help communicate PNNL’s work in the applied sciences as part of the Communications Division! A strong communications function is critical to elevate PNNL’s external presence and amplify its science and technology achievements. As a member of the Project Communications group, you will develop multiple communications products including (but not limited to) presentations, brochures, bibliographies, web content, scientific or technical highlights, newsletters, posters, press releases, and scripts.
You will also assure that our communications products are aligned with the Laboratory’s mission, vision, and communications strategy; is appropriate for the intended audience; stimulates a preferred action; and meets the stakeholders’ budget, goals, and expectations.
**_The Ideal Candidate_**
If you are a top-notch communicator – we want to connect with you. Specifically, we’re looking for candidates who will combine and leverage their talents in communications to develop and implement creative and compelling content that will resonate with our audiences. Ideal candidates will also be excellent at teaming and working collaboratively with other communicators as well as with researchers.
**_Authority and Accountability_**
+ Serve on a team of communications professionals that contributes to a wide spectrum of projects across the Communications Division.
+ Communicate regularly across the Division to offer assistance and accept new assignments.
+ Understand and collaborate with the specialized teams in the Division, such as Document Architecture and Copyediting, Creative Services, Digital Media, and Science Writing to complete projects.
+ Provide communications support for research projects (i.e., website updates, project-specific event support, project brochures)
+ Ideate and implement creative outreach efforts to support and feature research projects.
+ Write general content for use in newsletters, emails, Laboratory calendars, campus-wide flat panel displays, etc.
+ Manage efforts to update facility signage (i.e., wall wraps, posters).
+ Interview researchers to better understand their science and its impact.
+ Utilize the Division workflow system, “CommWorks,” to record assignments, monitor progress, and route work.
+ Perform other duties as required/assigned.
**_Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities_**
+ Ability to provide good customer service; patient, attentive, good interpersonal communication skills, time-management skills, and use of positive language. Strong organizational skills.
+ A talent for interviewing others and probing for impactful content that will resonate with our audiences.
+ Writing and proofreading skills with attention to detail; knowledge of proper grammar usage, and willingness to learn and follow a style guide.
+ Able to work effectively on multiple, simultaneous projects with varying priorities and timelines.
+ Ability to work with peers and leadership across the Division to establish effective working relationships.
+ Basic experience and comfort using social media, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
+ Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner in a highly dynamic, collaborative, and professional environment.
+ Experience creating communications materials/projects, with a focus on content and quality.
+ Demonstrated expertise in the Microsoft Office Suite.
+ Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a science relevant to PNNL’s research.
+ Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of experience or advanced degree. Proven success providing copywriting support, communications, or technical writing of various deliverables (e.g., scientific highlights, newsletter materials, flyers, scientific posters, websites, and PowerPoint presentations).
+ Strong written and oral communications skills.
+ Organizational and task management skills.
+ Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office.
+ Experience conducting communications work at a national laboratory or scientific research institution.
+ Familiarity with content management systems, such as Drupal, and e-newsletter programs like MailChimp and HubSpot.
+ An interest or background in science.
**Equal Employment Opportunity**
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
_Directorate:_ _Comm & Information Technology_
_Job Category:_ _HR/Legal/Communications_
_Group:_ _Project Communications_
_Opening Date:_ _2018-11-06_
_Closing Date:_ _2019-01-23_
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory