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    SAO's pioneering efforts in developing orbiting observatories and large ground-based telescopes, the application of computers to astrophysical problems, and the integration of laboratory measurements, theoretical astrophysics, and observations across the electromagnetic spectrum have contributed to unveiling secrets of the universe.  SAO scientists remain dedicated to increasing knowledge about those physical processes that shape the natural world, and to the diffusion of this knowledge.

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    Develops, manages and measures the success of media plans, press releases, and press conferences for all SAO science, working with scientists and partner organizations as necessary. They will maintain and develop relationships with top-tier media outlets and proactively seek out new media partnership opportunities.

    Manages and coordinate all media and public affairs requests, including interviews and filming inquiries. Develops and executes reactive crisis communication plans and serves as spokesperson for SAO, including serving as public face for SAO at relevant events.

    Works with scientists, engineers, designers, animators, videographers and image specialists to research and develop comprehensive written content packages as well as visual content. Packages must be scientifically accurate but tailored for key media and public audiences to be used on web pages, in social media, and the like. Serves as the final-edit for all public-facing written material.

    Manages the public face of SAO and its partnership with Harvard, ensuring that our name and brand is represented consistently and correctly across all media, tracking and reviewing all media coverage to identify opportunities for enhancement, and ensuring that all media mentions are scientifically accurate

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required to attend meetings and/or other functions at SAO or other institutions, nationally and internationally.

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    1035 Public Affairs

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