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Podcast and Outreach Coordinator
Title:Podcast and Outreach Coordinator
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:05/28/2021
Location:College Park, MD


The American Institute of Physics is looking to hire two Podcast and Outreach coordinators. As a Podcast and Outreach Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in this exciting 12-month full-time grant funded project. We hope to find two collaborative and passionate coordinators to share the responsibilities and tasks of this project.


The successful candidates will create a physics history podcast and companion online exhibit highlighting significant works from the NBLA collections, with special emphasis on the Wenner Collection, and a focus on the history of physics, the stories behind the materials in the NBLA collection, and underrepresented voices in the history of physics.


Responsibilities include:

  • Plan a podcast series (consisting of around 10-20 episodes) on the history of physics, history of scientific publishing, scientists and others included in the Wenner Collection and NBLA collections, with a special emphasis on drawing out and highlighting historically marginalized voices within the collections.
  • Conduct historical research necessary to support the podcast and online exhibit.
  • Write the podcast script in engaging and accessible language with the help of NBLA staff and advisors.
  • Work with the podcast production team to create the tone and feel of the podcast.
  • Serve as co-host of the podcast, conduct Q&As, interviews, and storytelling.
  • Work with the AIP design team and NBLA staff to design a website to serve as landing page and online exhibit for the podcast, featuring images, transcripts, resource lists, educational resources, and possibly videos.
  • Assist in creation of marketing plan and outreach, including writing for the Library blog and social media outlets as well as the Center for History of Physics Newsletter.
  • Work as member of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives team, collaborate with staff as needed.




*This role is currently 100% remote and will eventually switch back to our office environment as the Institute continues to respond to the coronavirus, government mandates and considers the best action to keep the AIP staff safe.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume, a completed application and at least two non-fiction writing samples about science or history for a general-public audience. If available, please include any relevant AV samples as well.


What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity. In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.


Why Work for AIP?

AIP wants you to be safe!


During the COVID 19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.


In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking (once we return to the office), tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.



Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



  • Bachelors Required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ experience as historian, writer, researcher, journalist, public outreach, or related field.
  • Ability to work with office computer software (particularly MS Access, Outlook, Word and Excel)

* Candidates should complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume.



Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP is a federation of societies that advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  

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