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Research Communications Officer (contract)

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Research Communications Officer (contract) REF#: JG33123
York University
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: November 3, 2022
Salary:

Description

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY CONTRACT TO SEPTEMBER 26, 2025.

Reporting to the Manager, Communications & Marketing and working closely with the Lassonde Research team, the Research Communications Officer role is responsible for raising awareness of research efforts of faculty members and graduate students, from across the Lassonde School of Engineering, both internally and externally, through high-quality written and multimedia content. The Research Communications Officer role identifies story ideas, interviews faculty members and graduate students, research/reviews faculty members' grant proposals and publications, and writes articles and reports, as well as helps to facilitate multimedia coverage that raises the School's reputation and brand through various online, digital and print channels. The role develops multimedia content to advance awareness and promotion of Lassonde's Strategic Academic Plan. The Research Communications Officer role supports the vision, mission, values, and strategic direction of Lassonde and York University. The role contributes to a positive, supportive team environment of high performance, respect, trust, collaboration, and continuous improvement, while embracing diversity and fostering inclusion.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Science or Engineering discipline preferred (Degrees in Journalism, Writing, or Communications will be considered).
  • Three (3) years of related experience writing professionally in an academic, research or scientific/technical environment.
  • Proven experience writing about and analyzing science, technology and/or engineering topics is required.
  • Experience conducting research is required.
  • Additionally, experience in developing communication approaches and executing communication strategies would be an asset.
For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal (www.yorku.ca/jobs) and refer to posting 106547.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit: http://hr.info.yorku.ca/benefits/


Please apply online with a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume at; https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/6362cad2490e779dfe761b8a/51fc022158b70066fae49f92/en



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