ES168 Outreach Coordinator and Public Engagement Writer

Astronomy, Physics, Scientific, Writer
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

ES168 Outreach Coordinator and Public Engagement Writer

Are you a scientific outreach writer with a background in Earth or space science and dream of working at NASA?  This may be your dream job.


        The successful candidate will serve as a member of the NASA Heliophysics public engagement team, amplifying science, missions and programs via a variety of written and public engagement methods.  The audiences focused on will include both a public outreach audience as well as the scientific community - both inside and outside NASA.  Job will include such responsibilities as:

  •         Working closely with the rest of the public engagement team to make sure that a wide variety of Heliophysics content is shared with public, NASA and scientific audiences
  •         Liaising with the Heliophysics Division, heliophysics communications team, and the Space Science Education Consortium to leverage expertise and information into a concerted public engagement effort
  •         Writing, editing, and overseeing written products (I.e. mission flyers, postcards, posters, website text) to be shared with various public, scientific and stakeholder communities
  •         Helping to organize and support outreach activities for a variety of events, including association meetings, festivals, informal education venues, etc.
  •         Writing, editing, and overseeing communications about recent heliophysics science and mission highlights to NASA audiences.  This includes coordinating weekly written highlights, and sharing information widely within the agency to meet presentation, report, and website needs for those outside the Heliophysics division
  •         Writing, editing, and overseeing regular communications with the non-NASA science community - through a variety of printed, email and social media options
  •         Supporting the incorporation of Heliophysics information into larger Science Mission Directorate and NASA-wide outreach projects



  • BA/MA in a physical science
  • Background in physics/astronomy
  • 1-3 years scientific outreach writing experience for a non-technical audience
  • Strong teamwork and organizational skills
  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident


  • BA/MA in a physical science
  • Experience in communications, journalism or outreach
  • Familiarity with heliophysics and/or space science community
Dice Id : 10212908
Position Id : ES168
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