Senior Press Officer

Posted On: March 26, 2019

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: American Institute of Physics

Company Description

The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.

As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that:

Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
Enable and foster collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community.

AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.

AIP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership corporation.

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Goals & core activities
Supporting our Member Societies to benefit the collective membership and the broader scientific community. Member and Affiliated Society representatives gather each year for the Assembly of Society Officers.

Advancing the physical sciences with reliable science news and information.

Tracking employment and education trends through statistical reports that have charted the progress of physics for more than six decades.

Fostering connections between science and industry by creating strong ties between corporate leaders and the larger physics community.

Preserving the past through the archival collections and outreach programs of AIP's History Programs.

Cultivating tomorrow's physicists through support of undergraduate physics, as well as initiatives to shape and energize science education.

Promoting science in the public realm by advocating sound science policy to Congress, and through outreach to the general public.

Job Description

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a full time Senior Press Officer to be an integral member of our News and Media team. In partnership with the Media Services Project Manager, this position will plan and execute the operational activities of the media services programs for AIP, AIP Publishing and Member Societies. This individual will serve as the primary point of contact for various media outlets and will take a proactive stance to increase the media reach of AIP, AIP Publishing and Member Societies. The ideal candidate has experience and enjoys writing and editing creative copy on a day-to-day basis. Key responsibilities include contributing to AIP's media products and services, including press releases, outreach videos, press events and webcasts.

Required Qualifications:

Basic Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in the physical sciences

Well organized and a proven multi-tasker

Deep understanding of media relations

Deadline driven

Strong communication skills

Excellent judgment

Diplomatic skills in dealings with internal and external constituents

Customer focus


Bachelor’s degree (required); preferred majors: PR, Journalism, Science Communication


5 years as Press Officer/Media Relations or related field

Desired Qualifications:
Deep knowledge of the physical sciences

Press or PR experience with nonprofits or scientific societies

Experience with PR for academic publishing

The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access. Learn more at

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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