Some terrific JOTW “Can't Wait” opportunities from Sarna Marcus with the Page Group:


Some terrific JOTW “Can't Wait” opportunities from Sarna Marcus (sarna@pagegroup.com) with the Page Group:

Ned,

We have several priority openings that we are interviewing for immediately. The jobs include the Graphic Designer/Web Designer, the Exhibits Coord/Scheduling/Admin, and the Senior Science Editor/Writer. As you know, the time frame is a little tight, but am hoping your network can help with these slots. As I said, we will review and call best qualified candidates on Monday for initial interview/discussions.

Sarna Marcus, President & Creative Director (sarna@pagegroup.com)

THE PAGE GROUP, INC.

8905 Fairview Road, Suite 401

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-565-4020 • www.pagegroup.com

1.) SENIOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WRITER/EDITOR, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

2.) SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WRITER, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

3.) Graphic Design Specialist, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

4.) Exhibits Coordinator, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

Here are the position descriptions for these jobs:

1.) SENIOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WRITER/EDITOR, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

Full-time position; salary: $80,000 to $85,000 plus benefits, Arlington, VA location

The Communications Department for this government agency is searching for a Senior Editor/Science Writer to join their team. The individual will be part of a 9-person communications department.

Job Summary:

Institution seeks an accomplished Senior Science Writer/Editor passionate about science and technology communications to conceive, produce, and edit content for the institution and to develop and maintain its science and technology communications. Candidate must work closely with experts in the various science areas to identify the best perspectives and content for editorial projects (article, publication, website, interview, video, etc.). The Senior Writer/Editor will report to the manager of the Public Affairs Communications office and work closely with other department members as well as key Institution groups and individuals to evolve their presence in the science and technology community of experts

Working in concert with a full-time experienced mid-level science writer, s/he must manage the editorial development of all ONR publications, and other responsibilities, including:

• Writing, editing, for the agency's weekly newsletter, a bi-weekly leadership newsletter, a monthly overview bulletin for wider release, and 300-word leadership columns published in various publications;

• Editing feature articles written by agency subject matter experts to comply with editorial standards of preferred stakeholder communication publications, and web platforms;

• Prepare presentations for the agency leadership in support of for about 60 speaking engagements per year to include development of messages to align agency initiatives as outlined in a science and technology strategic plan with agency leadership/stakeholder and partnership messages;

• Prepare press releases as required;

• In collaboration with other senior communications specialists in the public information office, develop communication plans as required to position the agency as a key contributor in the scientific community;

• Ghostwriting 750- to 3,000- word articles for agency leadership;

• Editing feature articles written by agency subject matter experts to comply with editorial standards of preferred stakeholder communication publications and platforms;

• Prepare presentations for the agency leadership in support of for about 60 speaking engagements a year to include development of messages to align agency initiatives as outlined in a science and technology strategic plan with agency leadership/stakeholder and partnership messages;

• The writing support will be developed in both traditional Word and PowerPoint formats;

• Oversee, vet, and edit web content;

• Development of a strategic communication calendar for agency;

• Other writing and editing include support of other written Public Affairs.

Major Duties: Maintain editorially the Institution’s science and technology publications including:

• Creating and editing content ranging from descriptions of the Institution’s research, engineering, academic programs, and general activities to in-depth special features about specific research

• Leading an effort to develop and maintain the Institution’s website that includes producing written and multimedia content that explains what a specific topic is, its relevance, and institution’s current research efforts

• Working closely with the communications staff to conceive and create graphical and multimedia content presented on the Web

• Work closely with members of the Web Group to help groups and individuals at the Institution evolve their presence on their internal and external websites

• Work closely with the Communications Department to develop and maintain the PAO science and technology media communications

• Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

• Web communications or journalism, plus extensive science writing and editing experience

• Proven ability to conceive, produce, and edit content online in a variety of ways, including the use of multimedia and social networking tools

• Scientific literacy and demonstrated ability to engage the reader in complex subjects without compromising accuracy.

• High-quality reporting, writing and editing standards while working to deadline

• Resourcefulness in developing new editorial concepts that support the objective of advancing ocean sciences

• Experience in and inclination for working in a team environment

• A highly collaborative nature, yet also a self-starter

• Ability to manage rapidly shifting priorities

• Willingness to take intelligent risks

• Facility in giving and receiving constructive criticism

Desirable Skills (a plus but not required)

Understanding of Web information architecture

Experience with multimedia editing tools

Experience with HTML, CSS, and working in Web content management systems

Education:

A Masters degree in writing, editing, communications or journalism plus extensive and broad science writing and editing experience highly desired.

The Page Group is a branding and e-solutions firm specializing in persuasive promotional initiatives—employing both conventional and online communications—to enhance our clients' visibility in strategic market segments.

Contact:

Sarna Marcus, President & Creative Director (sarna@pagegroup.com)

THE PAGE GROUP, INC.

8905 Fairview Road, Suite 401

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-565-4020 • www.pagegroup.com

2.) SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WRITER, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

Full-time position; salary: $60,000-65,000 plus benefits, Arlington, VA location

The Communications Department for this government agency is searching for a /Science Writer to join their team. The individual will be part of a 9-person communications department.

Job Summary:

Institution seeks an accomplished Science Writer passionate about science and technology communications. Candidate will report to the Senior Editor/Writer of the Public Affairs Communications office and work closely with other department members as well as key Institution groups and individuals to evolve the agency’s presence in the science and technology community of experts. Other responsibilities include:

• Writing, editing, for the agency's weekly newsletter, a bi-weekly leadership newsletter, a monthly overview bulletin for wider release, and 300-word leadership columns published in various publications;

• Editing feature articles written by agency subject matter experts to comply with editorial standards of preferred stakeholder communication publications, and web platforms;

• Prepare presentations for the agency leadership in support of for about 60 speaking engagements per year to include development of messages to align agency initiatives as outlined in a science and technology strategic plan with agency leadership/stakeholder and partnership messages;

• Prepare press releases as required;

• Ghostwriting 750- to 3,000- word articles for agency leadership;

• Editing feature articles written by agency subject matter experts to comply with editorial standards of preferred stakeholder communication publications and platforms;

• Prepare presentations for the agency leadership in support of for about 60 speaking engagements a year to include development of messages to align agency initiatives as outlined in a science and technology strategic plan with agency leadership/stakeholder and partnership messages;

• The writing support will be developed in both traditional Word and PowerPoint formats;

• Oversee, vet, and edit web content;

• Other writing and editing include support of other written Public Affairs.

Major Duties: Maintain editorially the Institution’s science and technology publications including:

• Creating and editing content ranging from descriptions of the Institution’s research, engineering, academic programs, and general activities to in-depth special features about specific research

• Leading an effort to develop and maintain the Institution’s website that includes producing written and multimedia content that explains what a specific topic is, its relevance, and institution’s current research efforts

• Working closely with the communications staff to conceive and create graphical and multimedia content presented on the Web

• Work closely with members of the Web Group to help groups and individuals at the Institution evolve their presence on their internal and external websites

• Work closely with the Communications Department to develop and maintain the PAO science and technology media communications

• Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

• Web communications or journalism, plus extensive science writing and editing experience

• Proven ability to conceive, produce, and edit content online in a variety of ways, including the use of multimedia and social networking tools

• Scientific literacy and demonstrated ability to engage the reader in complex subjects without compromising accuracy.

• High-quality reporting, writing and editing standards while working to deadline

• Resourcefulness in developing new editorial concepts that support the objective of advancing ocean sciences

• Experience in and inclination for working in a team environment

• A highly collaborative nature, yet also a self-starter

• Ability to manage rapidly shifting priorities

• Willingness to take intelligent risks

• Facility in giving and receiving constructive criticism

Desirable Skills (a plus but not required)

Understanding of Web information architecture

Experience with multimedia editing tools

Experience with HTML, CSS, and working in Web content management systems

Education:

A Masters degree in writing, editing, communications or journalism plus extensive and broad science writing and editing experience highly desired.

The Page Group is a branding and e-solutions firm specializing in persuasive promotional initiatives—employing both conventional and online communications—to enhance our clients' visibility in strategic market segments.

Contact:

Sarna Marcus, President & Creative Director (sarna@pagegroup.com)

THE PAGE GROUP, INC.

8905 Fairview Road, Suite 401

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-565-4020 • www.pagegroup.com

3.) Graphic Design Specialist, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

Job Description:

Design and layout of graphic communications for an internal communications department of a Government agency.

Primary duties will center around design and production of publications and promotional materials—both internet and print for both internal and external audiences. May include travel to a number of client-directed conferences, exhibitions, and meetings.

Duties may include, but will not be limited to:

• Work under the direct supervision of Senior Communications Specialist (SCS) to produce publications and promotional/informational materials for programs and events, both for:

• Print (such as journals, information brochures, ads, and information sheets and

packets) and

• Online (such as online flash and html ads, landing pages, and html emails).

• Additional projects may include media communications, such as radio and TV ads, signage, posters, presentation materials, special exhibits, and flash presentations and graphics for video productions.

• Participate actively in development of appropriate conceptual and design solutions to individual project challenges.

• Where helpful and appropriate, interface with other agency departments, such as Web and Media.

• Perform all design under the creative direction of and in collaboration with the SCS.

• Collect and organize all content and copy for said initiatives; edit copy and on occasion, create original editorial,

• Track time and expenditures to keep all work within stated budgets; create and maintain a coherent filing system for all project records, paperwork, and electronic files to conform with Agency’s protocol,

• Maintain excellent relationships with client department contacts, attending planning and progress meetings, documenting communications between PAO and contacts, and keeping them involved at appropriate stages, serving as liaison as requested by Senior Communications Specialist.

• Document, in concert with SCS, goals and specifications of each individual project.

• Daily coordination with SCS and other PAO staff on all current and upcoming projects, scheduling them and distributing schedules to all stakeholders.

• Maximize productivity and efficiency throughout each and every project, projecting estimated cost and completion time, staying within estimates and, where overages occur, document reasons in advance wherever possible, obtain approval for proceeding with the work or terminating, and alert stakeholders.

• Responsible for requesting and tracking renewal of software licenses, updates, and image usage fees and agreements.

• Communicate with other members of the PAO staff, including the project manager (PM), meetings managers and staff, and senior editor/writer and staff.

• Coordinate with all vendors—both inside the government and outside, as required—providing detailed specifications and linking such procurement activity with the appropriate project. Accordingly, monitor the quality of delivery and/or fulfillment of service or product, advising the SCS when problems arise or when support is required.

• Maintain and oversee design equipment and software; keep close track to new software and hardware developments and recommend purchases to Sr. Communications Specialist where advisable.

• In all cases, communicate and implement vision and policies of PM and SCS.

• Where required, serve as a liaison between SCS and other members of PAO staff and with client department contacts.

• Comply with all internal processes and policies in an efficient, expeditious, and pro-active manner.

Qualifications—primary:

• Bachelor's degree in graphic design, communications design, advertising design, or marketing communications; or equivalent combination of education and experience, with a minimum of 2 years college

• Minimum of three years of graphic communications and design experience in a creative environment

• Experience working with and trouble-shooting design software (Adobe Suite, html coding, Dreamweaver, and related) and hardware products and services

• Knowledge of and experience implementing marketing communications best practices in a business, institutional, or government environment

• Understanding of the nature of such related disciplines as public relations, web programming, printing, broadcast, video production and how they relate to overall marketing communications initiatives.

• Experience working with printing, pre-press coordination

Other Qualifications

• Excellent knowledge of English

• Strong editorial and proofreading skills

• Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong time-management skills

• Excellent critical-thinking skills, accompanied by creative problem-solving

• Strong inter-personal communications skills, adept at forging alliances among team participants

The Page Group is a branding and e-solutions firm specializing in persuasive promotional initiatives—employing both conventional and online communications—to enhance our clients' visibility in strategic market segments.

Contact:

Sarna Marcus, President & Creative Director (sarna@pagegroup.com)

THE PAGE GROUP, INC.

8905 Fairview Road, Suite 401

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-565-4020 • www.pagegroup.com

4.) Exhibits Coordinator, contract position supporting the Office of Naval Research, offered by The Page Group, Arlington, VA

Working under the direction of the institution’s meetings and conferences management, the Exhibits Coordinator is responsible for the planning and logistics involved in the institution’s exhibiting at multiple meetings, conferences and other events around the country some taking place concurrently. S/he will be responsible for arranging shipping of exhibit, content and materials for each meeting, for set-up, tear-down, on-site services and equipment, maintenance of exhibits, tariffs, etc. Where necessary, individual will travel to meeting venues for oversight and coordination.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Under the direction of the Meetings & Conferences management, the Exhibits Coordinator will coordinate all traveling exhibits for meetings and events at which the Institution will exhibit. And working as a member of the exhibit development team, attend meetings involving long-range planning of exhibits, concept, and content for the Institution.

• Coordination comprises many tasks, such as scheduling, compiling and tracking of all exhibits, supporting materials, content, and equipment required to fulfill all Institutional exhibiting commitments. More specifically, this includes but is not limited to:

• For each event, create a tracking schedule as stipulated by events sponsors to insure the timely arrival and set-up of exhibit,

• Coordinates with procurement office in obtaining quotes and/or bids for materials and services to complete assigned projects.

• Coordination with all relevant parties, including sponsors, suppliers, and representatives of the institution to ensure successful exhibiting implementation;

• Initiate and track shipment of all materials to and from meeting venues, preparing bills of lading, arranging for insurance, tariffs, etc.

• Arranges for special packaging and labeling as required by each event sponsor; likewise, arrange for special packaging and preparation of special labeling as required by each show sponsor;

• Where print material will accompany exhibits, check in advance to ensure that sufficient quantities exist, or submit timely requests for additional print runs of needed materials with the appropriate parties, to ensure that materials are ready in good time to accompany shipment of exhibit.

• Likewise, where video or multi-media presentations are to be streamed at meeting site, include same in tracking of project. In those cases where a new presentation must be developed, communicate with responsible parties concerning schedule and logistics.

• Arrange for equipment (electrical outlets, tables, carpets, etc.) and support services at meeting venues (tech support, carpentry, etc.).

• Oversee secure storage and ongoing maintenance of all exhibits and ancillary equipment and materials. Where necessary, arrange for repairs to be done in a timely manner, personally inspecting all repairs to ensure proper implementation. Likewise, coordinate maintenance and repair of electronic components of the exhibit.

• Check for damage to exhibits and coordinate claims, referring matter to senior management where appropriate.

• Where required, travel to meeting venues in order to oversee installation, exhibition, tear-down, etc. onsite.

• Manage relationships with all vendors and with sponsor and underwriter contacts, negotiating terms and pricing advantageous to Institution.

Requirements

• B.A. degree or equivalent

• Minimum 3 yrs experience in meeting planning or meeting-related environments

• Extreme organizing skills and multi-tasking essential

• Good written and oral communications skills

• Working knowledge of event management software

• Proactive and detail oriented

• Problem-solver for trouble-shooting

• Able to successfully juggle multiple challenges concurrently

• 50% travel required

• Experienced with all Microsoft Office tools

The Page Group is a branding and e-solutions firm specializing in persuasive promotional initiatives—employing both conventional and online communications—to enhance our clients' visibility in strategic market segments.

Contact:

Sarna Marcus, President & Creative Director (sarna@pagegroup.com)

THE PAGE GROUP, INC.

8905 Fairview Road, Suite 401

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-565-4020 • www.pagegroup.com

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