Communications Assistant Needed for the Institute for Data Engineering and Science

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The Institute for Data Engineering and Science is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student for a part-time science writing position.

Time commitment per week: 10-15 hours

Duration: 6 months initially, with possibility to extend

Hourly rate: $10.00 to $13.00 (initially)

Location: IDEaS suite on the first floor of TSRB in Tech Square

Start date: immediate, negotiable

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Developing content for GT websites and print materials, from brief event summaries to feature stories
  • Post content using GT’s Mercury, digital display systems, and content management systems like Drupal
  • Interact with subject matter experts, including interviews and iterative reviews of writing
  • Conduct fact-checking and incorporate review comments
  • Tailor content for public and technical audiences
  • Attend meetings to plan content calendars and interact with other communications professionals
  • Continue learning skills that differentiate institutional writing from journalism, and effective practices for interacting with researchers
  • If interested, help run a unit social media campaign
  • If interested, learn about technical writing for research audiences and opportunities in this area.

To apply, email the following to Jennifer Salazar  at jsalazar@gatech.edu:

  • Statement of your interest in the position
  • Names and emails of two references
  • Three writing samples
  • Resume

Writing samples need not be published material and can be created for this application. The major criteria for applicant selection are initiative, skill, an interest in communicating science, and a willingness to be flexible in learning new skills and techniques.