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NC Sea Grant Seeks Science Writer/Editor


Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Posted Monday, December 14, 2015

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NC Sea Grant is looking to hire a writer/editor based in Raleigh. NCSG file photo.

North Carolina Sea Grant has renewed its efforts to find a new member for its award-winning communications team.

The science writer/editor will use a variety of media to share information developed through Sea Grant’s research and outreach on myriad topics related to North Carolina’s coastal ecosystems and economies. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing for Coastwatch magazine and

The communications team also works with the program management team, extension specialists, researchers, and agency and community partners to develop a range of products, including newsletters, blog posts, consumer information products and educational materials, in print, online and video formats. Applicants also should be adept in developing engaging social media posts, as well as descriptive summaries of impacts and other results of funded projects.

Listed as a midcareer or “journey” level at NC State University, the position is based in Raleigh, with some travel required.

Requirements and other details are available in the online posting: All applications must be done via the website, with a deadline of Jan. 6, 2016.

A federal-state partnership, North Carolina Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the North Carolina coast and its communities. Since 1970, the program has been a valuable resource in the state for scientists, educators, local officials, government agencies, coastal businesses and the public to find unbiased, scientifically sound information about the state’s coastal ecosystems. The program works with all campuses of the University of North Carolina system and all institutes of higher education in the state. The program is part of the National Sea Grant network, with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the state of North Carolina.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

For individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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