The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory seeks a communications coordinator with a strong science communications background to support its Physical Sciences and Engineering organization. The position reports to the Head of Physical Sciences and Engineering Communications. The communications coordinator will join a small team that supports more than 900 scientists and operations staff working toward pivotal discoveries in the fields of chemistry, nuclear physics, high energy physics, materials science, and nanoscience. At Argonne, we seek science and technology solutions to the grand challenges of our time: sustainable energy, a healthy environment, and a secure nation. Join our world-class community to make a difference.
The communications coordinator will work on a wide variety of communications projects in a scientific environment, with an emphasis on writing and editing, as well as project coordination. Projects may include talking points and PowerPoint presentations for leaders, news articles and research highlights on scientific breakthroughs, web content about scientific areas and research, internal communications, and other scientific content that reports Argonne research results to peers, sponsors, and stakeholders. The communications coordinator will also help coordinate and facilitate in-person, hybrid, and virtual meetings in support of the Physical Sciences and Engineering organization.
As a member of Argonne’s Communications and Public Affairs Division, the communications coordinator will be able to leverage the expertise of teams of writers, graphic designers, video producers, photographers, media relations professionals, web and social media experts, and event coordinators.
This hybrid position allows candidates to work remotely several days a week on average. The position is on site one day a week for in-office collaboration, with additional on-site days as needed to support activities such as events, VIP visits, and media visits.