Help build and implement a strategy to communicate PNNL’s extraordinary work. PNNL is seeking four (4) highly proactive and strategic S&T Communications Partners to guide and oversee the communications strategy, coordination, and production of communications deliverables for the following research domains: Earth and Biological Sciences, Physical and Computational Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change, and Energy and Environment (Grid). For more information or to apply, visit https://pnnl.jibeapply.com and search our Communications jobs.
As an S&T Communications Partner, you will form and nurture collaborative relationships with senior executives to develop a keen understanding of their audiences and goals. Working with your partners and fellow communications staff, you’ll ensure that each communications project or product is aligned with the Laboratory’s mission, vision and communications strategy; is appropriate for the intended audience; stimulates a preferred action; and meets the partners’ budget, goals and expectations. You will also suggest strategies, objectives and tactics that continually evolve the quality and impact of the Laboratory’s communications efforts.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work–life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and many other sponsors. They focus on meaningful work, innovation and outcomes. At PNNL, you’ll find a positive, fast-paced environment and excellent benefits including pension, matching 401(k), tuition reimbursement plans, health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State, an area known for its outdoor recreation, thriving wine industry and affordable cost of living.
The Ideal Candidate
If you are a strong communicator who also has extensive experience leading scientific or technical communications strategy – particularly related to computational research, advanced/high performance computing, mathematics or data science – we want to connect with you! Specifically, we’re looking for candidates who will combine and leverage their knowledge of communications strategy and computational science to develop and implement creative and compelling approaches that will resonate with our audiences. Ideal candidates will also be excellent planners and project managers that can work effectively in a matrixed organization to move ideas from concept to implementation.
As a Senior Leader in PNNL’s Communications Division: • Report regularly to the Associate Lab Director, the Science and Technology Communications Manager and to the Director of Communications on the communications efforts related to the lab’s physical and computational sciences divisions/projects/initiatives. • Represent the Communications Division at researchers’ team meetings. • Lead segments as appropriate at Communications leadership team and all-staff meetings. • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvement. • Advocate for strategic communications processes and results-oriented tactics. • Demonstrate exemplary customer service.
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, English, journalism, computing, engineering, or similar plus 7 years of related experience; or advanced degree plus four (4) years of related experience.
4 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 307229
About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory, operated for DOE’s Office of Science by Battelle. At PNNL, interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers address many of America’s most pressing challenges in energy, the environment, and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Our science and technology is strategically focused on inspiring and enabling the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely.PNNL’s main campus is in Richland, Wash., where the majority of the Laboratory’s 4,700 staff work under an annual operating budget of nearly $1 billion. This campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment, as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington; and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.Battelle – the world's largest independent scientific research and technology development organization – has operated PNNL for DOE and its predecessors since 1965. To lear...n more, see our video, Advancing Transformational Science and Technology at http://bit.ly/10CJ9jd. Thank you for visiting our web site. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at http://www.pnnl.gov/contacts/.