Monday , February 26 2024

JPL Internship – Media Relations Specialist

Website JPL

Job Description:

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for creating engaging social content on NASA-JPL space and technology projects including social media posts, live streamed events, and multimedia products; in addition to being accurate, these products must be “user-friendly” for a variety of platforms and audiences including public, space/science enthusiast, and news media
  • Will examine data and analytics to enhance understanding of social channels and communities, measure engagement and provide strategic recommendations
  • Will work independently on key projects and campaigns with only limited direction, typically receiving few or no instructions
  • Will be a member of the Media Relations Office in JPL’s Communications and Education
  • Directorate and will report to the Social Media Supervisor
  • Will use creativity and copy-editing skills to ensure concise, accurate, interesting, and appealing content to best serve individual platforms
  • Will provide support to colleagues across the division and the Laboratory regarding social media content, strategy, and best practices

Job Requirements:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, science writing, or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience
  • Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: writing; copy editing; developing, curating, and executing a variety of content across social media and online platforms, including text, photo, graphics, and video
  • Genuine curiosity about the world and enthusiasm for sharing scientific and technological discoveries with the public
  • Track record in working in a very fast-paced environment, with proven ability to meet deadlines and handle breaking news and/or corporate communications, while juggling multiple projects and dealing with numerous people and teams; newsroom experience is a major plus
  • Superior writing and copy-editing skills, with an ability to distill complex science and engineering topics into brief, concise, accurate, colorful, and descriptive materials that are appealing and easily understood by general media and the public, while providing enough detail for dedicated science and technology journalists

Job Details:

Company: JPL

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pasadena, California, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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