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Senior Press Officer
Title:Senior Press Officer
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:12/17/2018
Location:College Park, MD

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a full time Senior Press Officer to be an integral member of our News and Media team. In partnership with the Media Services Project Manager, this position will plan and execute the operational activities of the media services programs for AIP, AIP Publishing and Member Societies. This individual will serve as the primary point of contact for various media outlets and will take a proactive stance to increase the media reach of AIP, AIP Publishing and Member Societies. The ideal candidate has experience and enjoys writing and editing creative copy on a day-to-day basis. Key responsibilities include contributing to AIP's media products and services, including press releases, outreach videos, press events and webcasts.


Required Qualifications:

Basic Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in the physical sciences

Well organized and a proven multi-tasker

Deep understanding of media relations

Deadline driven

Strong communication skills

Excellent judgment

Diplomatic skills in dealings with internal and external constituents

Customer focus



Bachelor’s degree (required); preferred majors: PR, Journalism, Science Communication



5 years as Press Officer/Media Relations or related field


Desired Qualifications:
Deep knowledge of the physical sciences

Press or PR experience with nonprofits or scientific societies

Experience with PR for academic publishing

The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access.  Learn more at 

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  

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