NAM Communications - Content Specialist

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

Overview: <strong>ABOUT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE (NAM)</strong><br />The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. The NAM&rsquo;s mission is to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.<br /><br /><strong>ABOUT THE UNIT &ndash; NAM OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS</strong><br />The NAM Office of Communications plans and executes traditional and non-traditional strategies to maximize the impact of NAM programs and activities and reach diverse audiences. In addition, the team manages the NAM&rsquo;s publications, website, social media, and email marketing.<br /><br /><strong>ABOUT THE POSITION</strong><br />The Content Specialist will create, curate, and publish engaging content (primarily writing) to highlight the NAM&rsquo;s programs, members, and leaders and advance strategic priorities. Topical focus areas include health worker well-being, climate change, health equity, health system transformation, the U.S. opioid epidemic, and more. The successful candidate will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders to develop ideas and strategies; write and edit content that will be disseminated through a variety of NAM channels and external outlets; and draft opinion articles and other content for NAM leaders and expert volunteers. In addition, as needed, the incumbent may coordinate the production of other content types, such as infographics, videos, podcasts, and live events. The Content Specialist will contribute to the communications team&rsquo;s editorial calendar and project management system.
Responsibilities: <strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong><br /><br />1. <strong>Writing:</strong> Translates complex and nuanced subject matter into concise and engaging content for a variety of audiences. Accurately summarizes, synthesizes, and distills key messages from scholarly material and expert events. Writes and revises quickly and adapts to different styles and outlets. Drafts opinion articles, public statements, correspondence, and other content on behalf of NAM leaders and volunteers. Produces content for distribution across NAM websites, email newsletters, social media channels, and other internal and external platforms.<br /><br />2. <strong>Project Management:</strong> As needed, coordinates the production of other content types, such as infographics, videos, podcasts, and webinars. Contributes to the communications team&rsquo;s editorial calendar and project management system.<br /><br />3.<strong> Collaboration:</strong> Collaborates with teammates and subject matter experts to understand target audiences and strategic goals and develop and refine ideas. Solicits and applies feedback from internal and external stakeholders. Creates and adheres to shared project work plans.<br /><br /><strong>NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Related duties and special projects as assigned</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: </strong>Ability to operate independently and exercise appreciable latitude for independent judgment, discretion, and action.&nbsp;Efficient and adaptable problem solver. Ability to multitask, pivot, and repurpose. Attention to detail. Conscientious contributor committed to accuracy, thoroughness, and professionalism. Enthusiasm and love of learning. Confidence and openness to new challenges. Desire to work at a mission-driven organization. Interest in health and medicine and related science and policy. Excellent organization and time management skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent knowledge/experience.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> &nbsp;Three years of related professional experience. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.</p> <p><strong>Required application materials:</strong> Cover letter, resume, three published writing samples, and completion of a sample assignment following a successful interview.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to the Director of Strategic Communications &amp; Engagement. General supervision is provided.&nbsp;May supervise junior staff.</p>