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Part-Time A Moment of Science Scriptwriter

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentRADIO-TELEVISION SERVICES (BL-RTVS-IUBLA)Department InformationIU Radio/TV is home to Indiana Public Media, the south-central Indiana region's trusted source of locally produced news, arts, and culture series from WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television, and nationally distributed programming from NPR and PBS.For more information on Radio-TV Services at Indiana University, please visit our website here.Job SummaryThe Part-Time Scriptwriter, A Moment of Science, works within IU Radio/TV Content Group, and reports directly to the Production Director.Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Pitches, researches and writes scripts for the syndicated radio series and podcast A Moment of Science, a long-running and syndicated show that presents complicated science topics in a clear, concise and curious manner in 2-minute episodes.
  • Communicates with the lead producer and supervising producer to develop a show calendar with a wide range of subjects.
  • Ensures scripts are accurate and up to date through the writer's research, as well as vetting via a science professional. QualificationsEDUCATIONRequired
    • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED)Preferred
      • Bachelor's degreeWORK EXPERIENCEPreferred
        • Professional writing and editing experience. Science writing experience and/or writing for broadcast a plus.SKILLSRequired
          • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and explain complex science topics to a general audience
          • Proficient communication skills
          • Curiosity in the field of science
          • Ability to ensure material is factual and up to datePreferred
            • Excellent problem-solving and time-management skills
            • Some science background
            • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism
            • Demonstrates high commitment to quality
            • Flexibility to work in a dynamic environment
            • Highly thorough and dependable Working Conditions / DemandsSelected hire must be able to complete the essential functions of the job with or without an accommodation.Additional InformationApplications are interviewed on a consistent basis (approx. biweekly) by the hiring manager. If interested in talking with you more, the hiring manager will be reaching out directly. Please do not reach out to follow-up on your application with RTVS HR, the RTVS Administrative Team, or contacts within the RTVS Content Group. We appreciate your patience.Work LocationBloomington, Indiana Advertised Salary$16.00 per hour. Work HoursWork will be completed remotely under the supervision of the A Moment of Science lead producer. Shifts are as negotiated with the supervisor. The weekly expectation is for the writer to complete 1 script, which on average requires 6 hours of work.Part-time employees at Indiana University may not work over 29 hours per week across all University-held positions.Benefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
              • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
              • Dental insurance
              • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
              • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
              • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
              • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
              • Tuition benefit for IU classes
              • 10 paid holidays per year
              • Generous Paid Time Off
              • Paid Parental Leave
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: Part Time EmployeeFLSA: NonexemptJob Function: Part Time EmployeeJob Family: Part Time EmployeeClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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