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Optica Communications Manager

Optica is looking for a Optica Communications Manager .

The Optica Communications Manager supports and oversees two general areas:

  1. Optica Publishing Public Relations
  2. Membership and Government Relations media coverage

Primary Responsibilities

• Primary lead for Optica Publishing Group press release program
 

• Daily management of checking paper status and following press release program standard operating procedures by journal
 

• Daily interaction with Optica Publishing Group staff and press release content writers
 

• Publication of press releases for Optica Publishing Group journal papers
 

• Daily interaction with authors and editors of Optica Publishing Group
 

• Media relations lead in outreach promoting papers published by AO, BoEx, OpEx, OMEx, OSAC  and OL
 

• Graphic design lead for creation of all press release banners and submission to IT

 

• Weekly media newsletter leader supporting media relations engagement for Optica Publishing Group

 

 

Secondary Responsibilities

• Support Government Relations continued efforts of advocacy around the world through press releases, proactive media outreach and during events
 

• Media outreach for awards, special recognitions and interface to their institutions press teams

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or related field
  2. Five to Seven  years of media relations, public relations, and communications work experience
  3. Familiarity with science research and scientific publishing is preferred
  4. Experience with media monitoring services/reporter database search services. (Meltwater)
  5. Experience with social media content/analytics (Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Radian6)

Skills and Abilities

  1. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, or related field
  2. Five to Seven  years of media relations, public relations, and communications work experience
  3. Familiarity with science research and scientific publishing is preferred
  4. Experience with media monitoring services/reporter database search services. (Meltwater)
  5. Experience with social media content/analytics (Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Radian6)

About Optica

Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, Optica offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@optica.org.

Optica is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability, religion, maritial status, veteran's status, personal appearance, politicial affiliation, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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