About the Opportunity
About the Institute:
Do you want to be part of an exciting new Institute focused on the
fusion of human and machine intelligence into working AI
We are launching a pioneering research and innovation hub in AI—one
that will shape the way humans and machines collaborate. Led by Dr.
Usama Fayyad, the Institute for Experiential AI (IEAI) is built
around the challenges and opportunities made possible by
human-machine collaboration. The institute provides a framework to
design, implement, and scale AI-driven technologies in ways that
make a true difference to society. Our ability to respond to the
opportunities afforded to society will depend on training and
building a workforce that is AI-capable. Located in Portland,
Maine, with the goal of growing the Maine tech economy, the Roux
Institute will be a center of activity for the Institute's
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the
confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Here at the Institute of Experiential AI (IEAI) we are committed to
the highest of standards in all that we do. Working at the
Institute of Experiential AI offers opportunities, an environment,
a culture that just aren't found together anywhere else. This is
the right place for you if you're curious, motivated by the future
of technology and want to be part of a unique community that works
on high-impact business and societal problems.
Summary and Responsibilities:
The Senior Writer is a versatile, precise, and fast writer who
produces a broad range of institutional writing and communications.
The Senior Writer is a quick study who can turn around public
statements, talking points, campus-wide emails, and related
communications that span a broad range of issues. To be successful,
the Senior Writer must be curious, quick thinking, and able to
research thoroughly and write impeccably with minimal
Topics that the Senior Writer will cover include the full range of
issues at a research and teaching Institute, —from artificial
intelligence to community relations. Attention to detail and nuance
is essential. The ability to write fast and turn around assignments
quickly without compromising quality is critical. The ability to
learn the character and ethos of Northeastern will be important, as
well as knowing how to find information from internal offices and
sources. A general understanding of higher education issues, public
policy, and relevant trends is desired.
The Senior Writer is a key member of the Institute and is expected
to work collaboratively with colleagues such as those in media
relations, social media, and the university's in-house news team.
Prior experience in higher education is not required. A positive,
problem-solving attitude is essential.
- Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, journalism or related
- 5-7 years of experience writing in environments that required
versatility, speed, high standards, and careful attention to
detail. Must have experience in science and technology
- Excellent writer with ability for compelling
- Well-polished interpersonal skills with a documented track
record for successful interviewing.
- Positive, problem-solving attitude
- Curiosity and innovative thinking
- Excellent work ethic and must be efficient in managing
his/her/their time in meeting deadlines and coordinating work under
pressure to meet deadlines.
- Team player and work well across multi-layered
- Proficient in MS Office, SharePoint, Teams, Adobe and related
- Must be able to recognize newsworthy activities and solid story
ideas, work as part of a team and independently.
Values & Abilities:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability
to communicate effectively with academia and industry.
- Comfortable in speaking up and navigating complex internal
processes and structures.
- Entrepreneurial mindset, self-starter and innovative thinker
while at the same time being able to navigate multi-layered
channels within the University and working across multiple
- Team-player who can collaborative effectively across many teams
within the University.
- Open-minded and assertive when collaborating and working within
our team and with other groups within Northeastern University. Must
be able to speak up in both academic and industry
Marketing and Communications
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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