Copy Chief Media Specialist - Newsroom

  • Job Reference: 381717868-2
  • Date Posted: 27 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment

Job Description

**Job Details**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.Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where collaboration, and creativity are valued? JPL's Newsroom is seeking a Copy Chief Media Specialist , reporting to the News Chief, to work closely with the entire team of media specialists, web producers, and video producers.You will help to track and manage the flow of news releases, feature stories, press kits, and related products,. As Copy Chief, you will copy edit and proofread, track metrics, write media products, and work with members of the media by setting up interviews with JPL subject matter experts and providing them with multimedia assets. We have a fast-paced environment where collaboration and strong communication skills are key. Being highly organized, collegial, and skilled at creating accurate, user-friendly products for general audiences and the news media alike while working with stakeholders at JPL, NASA, and other institutions is essential.Qualifications:+ Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Science Writing or other related field with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.+ Strong communication skills along with solid news judgment and a sense of diplomacy.+ In-depth experience in either traditional or digital media.+ Advanced skill in copy editing. This includes having a sharp eye for errors, a strong ear, great diplomatic skills, and a passion for making science and technical language clear without sacrificing pinpoint accuracy.+ Advanced skill in managing newsroom traffic. This entails coordinating with stakeholders, tracking and updating various internal calendars, and maintaining open communication channels to meet deadlines while also keeping them realistic.+ Excellent skills in one or more of the following areas: science and technical writing, news releases, digital storytelling, and both short- and long-form newswriting. Candidates must be able to distill complex science and engineering topics into brief, colorful, and descriptive materials that are easily understood by the public and the general media yet provide sufficient detail for science and technology journalists.+ Proven ability to meet deadlines and handle breaking news while juggling multiple projects and working with numerous stakeholders on any given project.+ A passion to learn is a must; knowledge of Earth science, planetary science, and/or astrophysics is a plus.Preferred qualifications:+ Experience crafting and producing online multimedia products - including video, imagery, audio, and graphics.+ Knowledge of applicable JPL and NASA policies and procedures as well as government regulations.JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.EEO is the Law. ()EEO is the Law SupplementPay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (\_English\_unformattedESQA508c.pdf)The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries or those born in a designated country unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available here. (\_country\_list\_8-16-2019\_tagged\_0.pdf)