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Science Writer and Communications Specialist (Hybrid Eligible)


EMPLOYER: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

TITLE: Science Writer and Communications Specialist (Hybrid Eligible)

CATEGORY: Editorial / Writing, TYPE: Full-time

DESCRIPTION: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a strong science/news writer with demonstrated journalism skills who can tell compelling stories of how 3D printing and other next-generation manufacturing technologies may lead to smarter, more sustainable industries in the U.S. These new technologies may one day help drive a lunar rover, create more energy efficient homes, and help revitalize American manufacturing while reducing industry’s carbon footprint.

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for working with scientists and engineers to tell their stories of scientific discovery. The successful candidate will be comfortable juggling multiple projects in a fast-paced, high-tech environment with tight deadlines and will join an existing team of accomplished communicators.

The position resides in ORNL’s Communications Directorate and is matrixed to the Manufacturing Science Division (MSD), which is focused on working with industry to make manufacturing smarter, cleaner and more efficient while performing cutting-edge scientific research on longer-term national goals.

MSD is part of the Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD), which plays a pivotal role in America’s drive for a clean, efficient, flexible, and secure energy future. Our researchers deliver breakthroughs in energy from generation to distribution and storage to end use in support of Department of Energy missions.


  • A BS/BA degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, English, a science, or other related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience producing communications products on science- and/or technology-related subjects for diverse audiences.
  • Candidates will be expected to share a portfolio of writing samples.

CLOSING DATE: June 16, 2024

CONTACT: C. Mimi McHale