Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is seeking a full-time editorial assistant to work in the SARE Outreach office located in College Park, Md. SARE Outreach is the national communications arm of SARE, a USDA- funded grants and education program (www.sare.org).
The editorial assistant will support staff in a range of activities related to content development, management and promotion. This includes contributing to writing/editing, design and media outreach duties; and managing website content, social media activities and some aspects of the publication printing process. Other responsibilities may include management of SARE Outreach’s photo and file databases, and events calendar.
SARE Outreach’s primary objective is to translate the results of SARE-funded projects into practical information for diverse agricultural audiences, including farmers, Extension educators and researchers. Therefore, through the activities described above, the editorial assistant will identify successful research from SARE’s portfolio of 5,000 projects and synthesize it into clear, targeted messages. Over time, this person will develop strong familiarity with SARE’s portfolio of funded research.
The editorial assistant will also help staff identify and analyze new outreach opportunities, including, but not limited to, social media, digital storytelling and mobile technology. This person will also support staff in the development of data management and website systems.
For more information about the requirements of this position and to apply, please view the full description at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/18527.