Friday, June 08, 2007

communications officer position open

A communications officer position is open at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC, in the AAAS Office of Public Programs. Director Ginger Pinholster tells us the position -- which disseminates public information about AAAS programs and meetings -- reports to veteran journalist and senior communications officer Earl Lane, so it's a great chance to learn the ropes of media relations and public information. Major duties include coordinating the AAAS Science Journalism Awards and the newsroom at the Association's annual scientific meeting. They're seeking someone with a bachelor's degree, preferably in communications or journalism; 3-5 years of media relations experience; writing and verbal communication skills; and database management, HTML and Dreamweaver experience are preferred. It's requisition 1581; for more information contact recruiter Dawn Graf at 202-326-7064 or Monica Canty at 202-326-6479.

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