Engineering Communication Specialist

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Editing & Publications Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) seeks a multi-talented science communicator to forge a communication strategy for two of the School’s six academic departments—Computer Science and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to leverage their editorial and project-management skills in a high-impact academic environment.

Reporting to the School of Engineering and Applied Science Office of Communications, and working within a collaborative team, the Engineering Communication Specialist will craft a range of cohesive messages and delivery vehicles across traditional and digital media. The work will advance each department’s strategic mission by promoting its research priorities, teaching activities and brand – all of which are also important for the overall school and university.

The Specialist will interact regularly and closely with faculty, staff, administration and students. Editorial duties include reporting and writing brief news and feature items about research findings and awards or other accomplishments; writing profiles; improving static text throughout websites and materials; managing and editing freelance writers; directing or producing video content; arranging and art-directing photo shoots; and creating, editing and managing social media content. Strong candidates will be capable of making technical information exciting to a non-specialist audience.

The candidate will work in a team environment with communication specialists serving other departments by sharing ideas and best practices and by collaborating and supporting each other’s work as opportunities arise. The candidate must be extremely well organized, exhibit exceptional attention to detail and be able to troubleshoot and multitask.

This position is for two years and may be renewed pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. Salary and full employee benefits are offered in accordance with University guidelines.


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