The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the President on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Commission works with the goal of identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner.
This position reports to the Communications Director. This fellow should have a demonstrated interest in bioethics, health, ethics, or public policy issues and knowledge of communications systems and practices. Anticipated work will include:
· Assist in updating website content, including posting meeting transcripts and maintaining video database
· Assist with website 508 compliance
· Distribute press releases and media advisories to press lists
· Update blog by posting approved blog comments
· Write some blog posts
· Assist in press kit production
· Assist with media pitch calls
· Assist with designing power point presentations for Member and staff presentations and with tracking those presentations
· Maintain press lists
· Compile press clips for staff and Member distribution
· Provide meeting support
· Assist with organizing the staff speaker series
· Coordinate and monitor social media for the Commission
· A bachelor’s degree in communications, science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public health, bioethics, or a related field received within the last five years.
· Experience and interest demonstrated in the field of communications, science, healthcare, and/or bioethics preferred.
Applications will be accepted through close of business January 15, 2013.
Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references with contact information to:
Committee and Staff Affairs
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
1425 New York Avenue, NW, Suite C-100
Washington, DC 20005
Applications by email are preferred.