Digital Content Specialist (GS-1001-13)
Open Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Thursday, April 18, 2013
The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to promote the health of the American people by improving their oral health. Fulfillment of this mission depends in large part on effective communication with a wide variety of audiences, including researchers, health care professionals, policymakers, the media, patients, and the public. Much of this communication is accomplished through the activities of the Office of Communications and Health Education (OCHE). OCHE functions include: science writing, health education, liaison with patient and professional organizations, public inquiry response, media relations, health exhibit programs, management of the National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse, and content management of the NIDCR website(s) and social media presence.
In this position, you will: lead the development of the strategic plan and governance policies for the NIDCR’s (public-facing) English and Spanish-language websites and social media presence; create, review, edit, curate, and market web, multimedia, mobile, social media, and related digital content; evaluate the success of digital initiatives and use data to guide continuous improvements and related resource decisions; and stay abreast of new tools and technologies, as well as federal digital strategy. Qualifications
: The ideal candidate will have a background in writing, science communication, health communication, marketing, or a related field, familiarity with the science and/or public health arenas, and specialized experience with federal digital communication programs. He or she should also be a strategic thinker and a customer-centric and data-driven decision-maker. Strong understanding of social media and other digital trends, as well as excellent interpersonal skills are a must. Spanish-language skills are also desired, but not required. Salary
: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefits package. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers