The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. Our members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level.
GSA is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist to support the Communications Department in copyediting, formatting, and updating digital content.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Writing and editing content and related material as required
Copyediting email, web, and social media content as needed to ensure that it conforms to house style and is free from typographical and grammatical errors
Writing social media content
Building and testing blast emails in Active Campaign
Creating blog content in WordPress
Creating webpages and updating/maintaining information on GSA websites
Editing and formatting documents in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint
Scheduling social media posts in Buffer
Sourcing photos and graphics to enhance blog and social media posts
General support to the department
Strategizing with the Communications team on marketing campaigns and initiatives
Providing general support to staff in implementing communication and marketing strategies
Assisting in managing Communications Interns
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with 1–3 years professional work experience, including internships
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Strong writing, editing, grammar, and spelling skills
Familiarity with using Google Docs and Sheets, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience working in a CMS (content management system)
Ability to learn new software and online tools
Reliable and comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
Experience working with a writing and editing style guide is a bonus, but not required
Interest in science and/or the non-profit sector is a bonus, but not required
This is a full-time, non-exempt position. GSA offers exceptional benefits including professional development opportunities, 403-B retirement, medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and free parking are offered.
This position is located Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, however, during the pandemic, our team works remotely, but we will eventually return to a Pittsburgh-based office.
GSA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About The Genetics Society of America (GSA)
Our organization is a member of FASEB. FASEB is made up of 30 scientific member societies, representing more than 130,000 researchers from around the world. Our members are scientific societies that share a common vision for the advancement of research and education in biological and biomedical sciences.