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IBM Writer - IBM Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts


We are seeking a writer to join our team of researchers, designers, and creators crafting how the world experiences IBM Research.

The writer bridges the gap between science and story. Your writing will span every facet of the IBM Research footprint, including web content, video scripts, social media material, print, presentations, event collateral and more. You will work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to communicate the amazing work of our research staff members and leadership to the broader technical community.

Everything you create builds upon the core story of IBM Research: We're inventing what's next. You know how to identify research that will make an impact on the world, and you can communicate it in a way that drives excitement and engagement with a technical audience on any platform. You are a storyteller - regardless of the medium and have a passion for science and technology.

Your Role and Responsibilities

You'll be a part of the IBM Research Design organization. Our goal is to create a quality, differentiated, end-to-end IBM Research experience across the web, at our labs, and in person. The team crafts every experience and encounter, internally and externally, and our work crosses nearly every category of output: research and strategy, communications, content development, and design systems, web and digital experiences, tools and training, and physical spaces.

Many of these experiences are centered around written content. This is your domain. Your work will include translating complex technical and scientific concepts into engaging storytelling. You will develop scripts for videos, draft invitations for events, and write copy for brand assets and the IBM Research website.

We're seeking a creator with experience writing about science or technology. You must have a passion and demonstrated experience delivering projects with real impact. You possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an open ear. You will develop a keen understanding of the work happening both inside of IBM Research and across the competitive landscapes of hybrid cloud, AI, quantum computing, and scientific research. You work well with a wide range of scientific, technical, business development, marketing and communications professionals.

We expect the writer to:

  • Push the envelope. We're always learning how to do our jobs better. Apply your unique experience and perspective to develop new and novel ways to tell stories and articulate our research accomplishments.

  • Develop and maintain a strategic awareness of the competitive landscape and conversations in our research focus areas: hybrid cloud, AI, quantum, and science.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the information we develop is consistent, accurate, high-quality, and engaging.

  • Ensure all content conveys IBM Research's key messages to a technical audiences in a consistent and compelling manner.

  • Incorporate feedback from editors, leadership and subject matter experts.

  • Ensure published materials are of the highest quality.

  • Provide guidance and support to marketing, communications, business development, and researchers.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Demonstrated expertise in technical storytelling in multiple forms; we will request to review your portfolio of written material and other digital and/or multimedia content.

  • Previous experience writing:

  • Video scripts

  • Narrative-driven stories and blog posts

  • YouTube descriptions and social media copy

  • Event content including narratives, invitations, save-the-dates, landing pages, agendas, and talking points

  • Copy for brand storytelling vehicles such as posters, postcards, brochures, and presentations

  • A proven ability to work with highly technical information and deliver with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Strong project management skills, with a commitment to be highly organized and determination to meet deadlines.

  • Expertise building and maintaining relationships, including relationships with individuals from other disciplines and business units, as well as senior leadership.

  • Experience with design and layout of web-based written communications, including the use of content management systems is a plus.

This role may involve occasional travel to IBM Research sites.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3 years in an equivalent role or freelance experience.

  • BA/BS or higher degree in journalism, marketing or relevant scientific or communications discipline

About Business UnitFor 75 years, IBM Research has been propelling innovation for IBM, from the first programmable computers to the quantum computers of today.

More than anything, our goal is to catalyze and drive the advancements that shape our world.

With more than 3,000 researchers across the globe, we are anticipating, examining, and inventing what's next in science and technology every single day.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.