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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Job Number: 20461

  • Functional Area: Communications

  • Department: Institute Office of Communications

  • School Area: President & Chairman of the Corporation

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

WRITER, MIT News Office, to help tell MIT’s story to the world via the Institute’s daily news site, MIT News. Will play a general assignment role and produce news articles that reach across departments and schools and highlight MIT’s collaborative, hands-on, curiosity-driven culture. Story topics will map to various Institute priorities, including addressing climate change and sustainability challenges; pioneering new ways of teaching and learning; and fostering an inclusive, welcoming community. Will write two MIT News stories per week, independently manage story deadlines and responses to incoming story pitches and vet draft articles; collaborate with colleagues handling media relations, social media, and other MIT platforms to adapt news stories for these channels; help coordinate visual/multimedia elements to accompany articles; and take photographs on occasion.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ experience in a news setting, public information office, or university communications role; excellent writing, interpersonal, research, and interviewing skills; and knowledge of or interest in higher education and/or science and engineering. PREFERRED: experience with social media or photography. Job #20461-8

Will be required to occasionally cover some speeches and events at night or on weekends. 11/24/21