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Digital Communication Analyst: ocean acidification science communication

JHT, Inc.

JHT is seeking a science communicator specializing in digital  communication for a part-time contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) with a focus on ocean acidification science communication via web and social media platforms. 
Key Tasks include:
Develops, maintains, and edits website content including  scientific programmatic descriptions and updates, stories, images and videos
Manages scientific program’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Creates and maintains organized picture and video archive for the Ocean Acidification Program’s digital outreach efforts
Creates and manages digital newsletter and email campaigns for the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program
Executes digital science outreach and engagement activities internally and initiatives with partners and the program Education and Outreach Coordinator
Supports development of print and online materials and other related activities including publications, reports, periodicals, brochures, and audio-visual productions
Researches, gathers, and synthesizes scientific and policy information, and translates that information into understandable, audience-appropriate communications products (e.g. print productions, web feature stories, etc.)
Provides administrative support for workshops, annual conference, and other tasks as assigned.
Assists program leadership as assigned
May require minimal domestic travel
Key Qualifications include:
Background or demonstrated interest in marine science AND/OR communication background
Excellent written and oral communication skills and digital design skills
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge in the use of google documents, spreadsheets and forms
Familiarity with basic HTML language code preferred, but not required
Experience working effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily activities to meet competing deadlines
Working knowledge of Dot Net Nuke Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft preferred, but not required
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat) preferred, but not required
Full position description can be found here; apply at JHT Recruiter.


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Adaptation approaches fostered by the OAP include:


Using models and research to understand the sensitivity of organisms and ecosystems to ocean acidification to make predictions about the future, allowing communities and industries to prepare


Using these models and predictions as tools to facilitate management strategies that will protect marine resources and communities from future changes


Developing innovative tools to help monitor ocean acidification and mitigate changing ocean chemistry locally


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By Reducing Coastal Acidification

Reduce your use of fertilizers, Improve sewage treatment and run off, and Protect and restore coastal habitats

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You've taken the first step to learn more about ocean acidification - why not spread this knowledge to your community?

Every community has their unique culture, economy and ecology and what’s at stake from ocean acidification may be different depending on where you live.  As a community member, you can take a larger role in educating the public about ocean acidification. Creating awareness is the first step to taking action.  As communities gain traction, neighboring regions that share marine resources can build larger coalitions to address ocean acidification.  Here are some ideas to get started:

  1. Work with informal educators, such as aquarium outreach programs and local non-profits, to teach the public about ocean acidification. Visit our Education & Outreach page to find the newest tools!
  2. Participate in habitat restoration efforts to restore habitats that help mitigate the effects of coastal acidification
  3. Facilitate conversations with local businesses that might be affected by ocean acidification, building a plan for the future.
  4. Partner with local community efforts to mitigate the driver behind ocean acidification  – excess CO2 – such as community supported agriculture, bike & car shares and other public transportation options.
  5. Contact your regional Coastal Acidification Network (CAN) to learn how OA is affecting your region and more ideas about how you can get involved in your community
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