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Scientific Podcast Producer at NIH

A full time position at Kelly Government Solutions at NIH, Bethesda MD, United States of America
Posted: October 17, 2019

We are currently seeking a Scientific Podcast Producer to work on-site with the NIH in Bethesda, MD.

(1)Oversee and coordinate all creative and technical aspects related to the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) podcast series “Speaking of Science”, which features the research being conducted by IRP investigators. (2) Identify IRP investigators whose research would be of interest to a diverse audience by monitoring press releases, biomedical news, online scientific discussions and social media channels across the NIH IRP. (3) Conduct literature searches and perform additional background research to determine the key messages that should be covered in the course of an interview; spend significant time on background to have sufficient familiarity with the subject matter to be covered during the interview. (4) Handle all aspects of podcast scheduling and recording equipment set-up. (5) Perform post-interview sound editing of audio recordings to ensure that the final product is of high-quality and glitch free. (6) Disseminate podcasts through all IRP podcast channels and write social media posts to inform followers of the availability of new podcast content. (7) Perform additional activities aimed at building audience share, connecting the podcast to new and diverse audiences, including distributing IRP-generated content to individual IC IRPs for their own use, as appropriate. (8) Employ communications best practices and maintain a ‘conversation calendar’ for continual review of content themes and planning purposes. (9) Monitor biomedical news and social media channels across the IRP and NIH. (10) Plan, record and edit video stories using professional high-definition video, audio, and lighting equipment; perform post-processing tasks using Final Cut Pro, Apple Logic, and/or Adobe Premiere software. (11) Use Drupal content management system (CMS) to continually upload and edit web site content. (12) Contribute to target audience research and content performance analyses.

REQUIREMENTS: The contractor ideally would have: (1) Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Journalism, Communications or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree. (2) Minimum of two (2) years of communications experience in a science of health communications role. (3) A minimum of two (2) years of experience in all aspects of podcast production, from conceptualization through production and post-production. (4) Excellent technical skills to support production of monthly podcasts and a proven ability to identify and correct audio impairments. (5) Expertise in researching online information, asking insightful questions, and translating complex scientific information into plain language. (6) A thorough understanding of best practices in applying widely used social media channel tools to manage content and dissemination. (7) Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, priorities and deadlines. (8) Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written. (9) Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and time management skills.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and links to 2 published podcasts to Susan Schechter, Scientific Recruiter, at locursn@kellyscientific.com for review