Florida Sea Grant is looking for a new member for its communications team.

The science writer will be responsible for the development of written material that builds awareness of the Florida Sea Grant program and University of Florida-based faculty. They will help effectively communicate Florida Sea Grant’s science to target audiences with the goal of improving the understanding of coastal and marine issues in Florida.

Duties include, but are not limited to, developing and preparing a variety of science-based written content such as news releases, newsletter articles (short news stories and longer features), scripts, blogs, social media posts, and impact and accomplishment statements. Writing should convey scientific information in a neutral manner, refraining from advocacy or recommendations. The science writer will also mentor student interns in science writing and communications and provide assistance with associated scholarships and competitions.

Applicants should be adept in conducting interviews and collecting information from various sources as well as copywriting and editing with an attention to detail. They should have a strong interest in science writing, specifically in marine and coastal science or natural resources, and experience in interacting with university faculty and their research.

The science writer position is to be employed by the University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant’s host institution. Requirements and other details are available in the online posting: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/523669/science-writer

Applications will close Sept. 29, 2022. Applicants must apply through the University of Florida, and include a cover letter, resume, a sample of writing and provide three references.

Florida Sea Grant (FSG) is a university-based program that supports research, education and outreach to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida. The program is a partnership between the State University System of Florida, the State of Florida, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Outreach programs are delivered in conjunction with UF/IFAS Extension and coastal counties of Florida.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.