Job Opening — Communications Office, D.C. area

This posting came to me through a college listserv, good luck, and always be job hunting:

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has an opening for a Communications/Public Affairs Officer for our 10,000-member professional society based in Rosslyn, VA. IDSA represents physicians and scientists who specialize in infectious diseases. The Society also houses the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), which represents medical professionals who practice HIV medicine.

January is job hunting season.

January is job hunting season.

The Communications/Public Affairs Officer’s main function is to raise awareness about the Society and its goals among various target audiences, including members, potential members, the media, policymakers, the general public, and other advocacy groups. Specific duties include:

· Serving as a point of contact for reporters covering domestic infectious disease and HIV issues

· Overseeing and collaborating with the Society’s PR firm on media outreach

· Writing and editing the Society’s monthly electronic newsletter and emails for members

·  Creating or acquiring content for the IDSA and HIVMA websites and social media outlets

Successful candidates will have a degree in English, journalism, PR or a related field; five or more years of communications experience; excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to juggle multiple projects on multiple deadlines; and general knowledge of health care, ideally public health, ID, and HIV.

We welcome mission-driven team players who want to make the world a better place.

Interested candidates should contact Diana Olson, Vice President of Communications, at dolson@idsociety.org.

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