• Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Job Title: Sr. Social Media Writer

Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to write, research, and coordinate content for social media platforms featuring high-profile National Science Foundation (NSF) activities and events. You will work with the social media team and report to the Creative Services Branch Chief.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing, writing, and coordinating copy and obtaining multimedia content for the NSF accounts to include:
    • Coverage of events, announcements, and observances
    • Speeches
    • Events including senior executive leaders and high-profile agency content
  • Planning, drafting, and developing digital engagement plans and strategies to address a variety of complex scientific research topics in order to enhance various aspects of the agency's mission
  • Developing social media content that articulates, interprets, and explains important, complex, and potentially controversial NSF science programs and research findings
  • Assisting in evaluating agency-wide external digital engagement campaigns, projects, or studies and drafting evaluation results into an appropriate report format
  • Providing the government with expertise in measuring attitudes and actions among the general public and using findings to improve, refine, and enhance digital engagement campaigns and other deliverables
  • Collaborating with scientists and OLPA personnel in the preparation and review of social media content
  • Gathering, developing, and checking the accuracy of social media content with subject-matter specialists, program officials, and other appropriate POCs
  • Providing editing and proofreading through all stages of social media content
  • Coordinating with outside agencies' social media managers for NSF events
  • Participating in staff planning or event management meetings to coordinate content in advance of events
  • Representing the social media team at meetings
  • Working with metrics analysts to produce regular reports on the engagement and success of the accounts
  • Ensuring any NSF campaigns are appropriately represented in the account
  • Supporting all NSF social media accounts as needed

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of social media principles and strategies
  • Strong editing and writing skills
  • Ability to translate scientific content into plain language for a variety of audiences
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 6+ years of social media management experience developing content for scientific or technical agencies/companies/offices


  • Experience working with scientists or in academia
  • Experience with federal plain language and AP styles

Work Setting and Environment:

  • Work is to be performed remotely
  • Travel to NSF HQ in Alexandria, VA will be required within 4 hours' notice; may include evening and weekend coverage for live events, conferences, etc.
  • On-site federal contractors, in federal buildings or on federal lands must comply with CDC guidelines with respect to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and other public health measures

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FedWriters provides a competitive package of salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; a matching 401(k) program; generous Paid Time Off (PTO); STD; LTD; life insurance; and more!

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