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Minimum Required Education & Experience

  • Job Requirements are a combination of qualifications and related experience.

  • Education: B.A. in Journalism, Public Relations or Communications, or work equivalent.

  • Experience: 2-3 years serving in professional Communications or Public Relations capacity.


Skills and Abilities
  • Proficiency with AP Stylebook and/or AMA Manual of Style.

  • Demonstrate excellent copywriting, editing and verbal communication skills.

  • Solid knowledge of news outlets and their operations.

  • Experience with scientific or healthcare communications a plus.

  • Experience with internal communications a plus. Proven organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail and demonstrated commitment to quality.

  • Ability to successfully manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently, as well as be an effective team player with a flexible, collaborative attitude.

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

  • Proficiency in use of traditional media and social media monitoring platforms and databases (i.e. Cision, Trendkite, Lexis Nexis, Critical Mention, Sprout Social, Google Analytics, etc.).

  • Ability to travel domestically. Travel may include up to 10%.


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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