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Employment Opportunities at NutritionFacts.org

December 20, 2013 by Michael Greger M.D. in News with 14 Comments

Interested in dedicating yourself to advancing a lifesaving cause? Assuming we reach our end-of-year donation drive goals, I am hoping to bring on two full-time salaried staff for 2014. One position is based here in the DC area, but the other can be done remotely from home anywhere. Send your resumé and a cover letter that includes which position(s) you’re interested in, your salary requirement, and a specific explanation of your interest in a career with NutritionFacts.org to employment@NutritionFacts.org.

Position #1: Program Associate

Role
Logistics, DVD fulfillment, development, and volunteer coordination.

Requirements
•    Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed
•    Proficiency with Macintosh computers
•    An aptitude for learning new software and social media platforms quickly
•    Familiarity with web-based applications (like WordPress) a plus but not required
•    Willing to relocate to the Washington DC metropolitan area with access to a car
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Willingness and aptitude for managing interns and volunteers
•    Exquisite organizational skills, work ethic, professionalism, and attention to detail

Responsibilities
1.  Videos and Blogs
         • Publish videos/blogs every weekday morning (including holidays)
         • Check and export videos to iTunes, Vimeo, and YouTube
         • Simple video editing using YouTube editor
         • Format and load text to NutritionFacts.org, YouTube, and sites such as Care2
         • Find and format appropriate featured images for video and blog pages
2.   DVD Fulfillment
         • Burn, package, and ship DVD orders and giveaways
         • Pick up signed postcards for DVD mailings at least once a week
         • Maintain Amazon’s supply of DVDs
         • Keep sufficient DVD and packing supplies stocked
         • Coordinate shipping of materials for Dr. Greger’s speaking engagements
3.   Social Media
         • Create and post text and images multiple times each day
         • Work with individuals who wish to share their testimonials
         • Continually work to improve NutritionFacts.org’s social media outreach
4.   General
         • Maintain NutritionFacts.org’s annual state-by-state non-profit registration status
         • Coordinate, manage, and support interns and volunteers
         • National Library of Medicine article retrieval and scanning
         • Prepare quarterly reports for our Board of Directors
         • Research and develop new ways to increase our visibility, reach, and impact  

Position #2: Keynote Specialist

Role
Creation of the Keynote (v. 5.3) slides on which NutritionFacts.org videos are based.

Requirements
•    Ability to work from home
•    Proficiency with Macintosh computers
•    Prior familiarity with Keynote a plus, but not required
•    Exquisite organizational skills, work ethic, professionalism, and attention to detail

Responsibilities
•     Create new Keynote presentations from annotated scripts using provided step-by-step instructions
•     Rework and replace old (pre-volume 5) Keynote presentations
•     Find and format appropriate Creative Commons images for presentations

Nutritionfacts.org strives to offer competitive nonprofit salaries and health benefits (beyond just the kale health plan :). Unfortunately, NutritionFacts.org is not able to sponsor work visa applications, so applicants have to be U.S. citizens or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States. NutritionFacts.org is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Let’s save some lives!
-Michael Greger, M.D.

UPDATE (1/19/14): We’ve received more than 500 applications and have narrowed down the applicant pool to less than 10 top tier candidates for each position, and so though we have not filled the positions yet and are not completely closed to new applicants, at this point it’s likely that we already have the candidates we’ve been looking for. We are going to officially stop taking new applications on Friday January 24, 2014.

 

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About Michael Greger M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

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  • Julia

    How do I apply?

    • rhewitt

      There are instructions on how to apply above the job descriptions. Hint from someone who does a lot of hiring: read the job descriptions and company information…helps to show you’re actually interested.

  • Aaron

    Is there a range when these positions would need to be filled by?

  • Ken Crawford

    I wish to be the top resume of your applicants… Yours and my directions and Very in-line… Ken Crawford, MD

  • Michele

    Serving on your NutritionFacts.org team as Keynote Specialist would be awesome!!!

  • http://kimandmikeontheroad.com/ Kim Davis

    I would love to help your cause as a Keynote Specialist. I own several Macintosh computers, plus Keynote. I’m retired and just want to help others by getting your good word out. I’ll be sending a resume and cover letter.

  • Sebastian Tristan

    I would really like to apply as well, but I live just North of the border.

    • Noor Pekala

      Working with you and what I assume is your wonderful progressive team seems to be too good to be true, but I don’t have the computer skills… I’m just a digital immigrant (the digital natives were born after 1974). However I’m a good artist, I’d love to do your art work! How can I be the one that does all the art work when you’re not using photography? Please consider this as I have a background in ethical vegetarianism and grew up with an RN that is a health nut and knows more then a lot of A.M.A. Drs. about nutrition from listening and reading from the likes of you and other famed vegan doctors. I grew up with Dr. Michael Klapper staying at our house as well as Howard Lyman – both serious AR folks as well as other A.R. physicians that were house guests. Decades ago I wrote on ecologically safe ways to do farming/gardening. I’ve read a lot about A.R. and veganism, and other related things like how veganism affects other areas in our lives. Am contemplating writing a book on this new green religion that we all believe in spreading the word about.

      N. Pekala
      This is in answer to Dr. Greger who’s looking to hire new people, I’m interested in his art dept. Sorry if it looks like I was answering the Canadian S. Tristan!

  • Heather Tatman

    I have emailed your organization my resume, cover letter, transcripts, and a detailed email. I am applying for the position titled Keynote Specialist. I would relish the opportunity to work with your team and look forward to speaking with your soon!

    • Noor Pekala

      You look gorgeous and probably slim, if you’re vegan you’ll go a long way with the likes of this Dr. but ya left a typo in it! That’s no good. Ah well, no one’s perfect. Good luck.

  • http://stephenjones2013.wordpress.com/ Stephen Jones

    If it was PC based I would love to apply, but since you’re using the “better” computers, I’ll have to forgo the opportunity. My hat is off to you Doctor Greger! The work you’re doing here is going to make a real difference in people’s lives.

  • Skeptic

    They have a ton of applicants folks. And you have to come up with a Mac with Keynote to submit a test task. Good luck finding a publicly available Mac with Keynote installed; the few I found were all running MS Office for Mac and Powerpoint. And publicly available computers generally don’t allow users to load app software. Of course, you could buy a Mac-if you’ve got $800 bucks or so laying around.

    • Noor Pekala

      Wow. Got a Mac but couldn’t figure my way out of a paper bag when it comes to all that!

      • Skeptic

        If you have a Mac, you just download Keynote for $20 bucks and knock it out.

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