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Direct legal initiatives and maintain the Rudd Center as a respected and prominent legal voice around obesity and nutrition issues.
- Provide key legal analyses and support for identified policy options concerning food marketing.
- Generate specific legal tools such as statutory language or regulations to facilitate key changes in marketing-related food policy based on existing or emerging science.
- Assess the legal environment on a global, national, state, or local level on constitutional, statutory, regulatory, or case-based laws and policies that may impact the recommendations of affirmative changes in marketing-related food policy.
- Propose meaningful legal solutions to actual or perceived impediments to reforming policy.
- Work through the Center’s existing contacts at the federal, state, and local levels to build understanding and support for legal reforms on marketing-related food policies issues.
- Develop and submit letters to government entities (e.g., FDA, FTC, AGs) and non-government entities (e.g., industry self-regulatory bodies) about legal issues related to food marketing.
- Translate existing scientific findings into essential legal reforms needed to effectuate real change.
- Prepare legal memos or synopses on key issues or major developments at the intersection of marketing-related food policy and public health law.
- Explore alternative legal approaches taken in varied jurisdictions to make positive changes in marketing-related food policy.
- Evaluate the different effects of varied legal approaches.
- Contribute to existing scholarship on legal interventions in marketing-related food policy.
- Explain legal options concerning food policy for non-lawyers.
- Represent the Rudd Center at meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements.
- Work collaboratively with other Core Faculty at the Center, the Director of Marketing Initiatives, and the marketing team to carry out priorities.
- Law degree and at least two years related work experience
- Familiarity with food marketing and public health issues
- Experience in public speaking and presentations
- First hand knowledge of Legislative and Executive branch processes
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent writing skills
- Excellent public speaking skills for multiple audiences
- Ability to travel within and outside Connecticut
To submit an application, please visit Yale’s job posting website at http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html. Search this position by using the requisition number 21485BR.
Coordinate, develop, and maintain multiple media initiatives to promote Rudd Center science to the broader public.
- Develop and manage execution of comprehensive, strategic communications plan to promote and disseminate Rudd Center science.
- Oversee, manage, monitor, and evaluate all aspects of the Rudd Center website content and functionality.
- Coordinate the creation and maintenance of additional websites developed out of the Rudd Center’s research.
- Create, edit, and disseminate videos, webinars, and other online tools on behalf of the center’s work.
- Manage, monitor, and evaluate social media tools, including podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and iTunes.
- Identify new media initiatives to disseminate the center’s research to the public.
- Communicate with Senior Leadership Team to identify content that draws public interest and promotes public awareness of the Rudd Center as an internationally recognized leader in policy-relevant scientific research.
- Disseminate content to the public in an accessible and compelling form.
- Seek, identify, and leverage media opportunities, collaborations, placements, and contacts.
- Develop story ideas with and distribute background materials to press.
- Respond to inquiries from press, advocacy groups, and the public.
- Maintain, set up, operate, and provide support on computers, audio/visual equipment, and software.
- Research, write, edit, and disseminate monthly newsletter, and other communication materials (e.g., brochures, internet articles).
- Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison with relevant communications professionals both within and outside the university (web developers, graphic designers, copy editors, Yale’s media center and Office of Public Affairs).
- Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field and two years of experience in public relations, journalism, news writing, or editing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Knowledge of the fields of obesity, food, public policy
- Experience with social media tools
- Experience working with multimedia, including creation and editing of videos
- Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Highly organized, able to manage multiple details and projects at once
- Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as work as a team player when necessary
- Understanding of academic research and publication process
- Ability to use PC and Mac computer systems
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Familiarity with various media software (e.g., Adobe Dream Weaver, Publisher)
To submit an application, please visit Yale’s job posting website at http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html. Search this position by using the requisition number 21416BR.