Communications Manager – Science Editor

Job Detail

  • Job ID 371837

Job Description

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider according to U.S. News & World Report. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit plans – to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You’ll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.


The science editor inspires principal-level gifts ($1M+) for Mayo Clinic’s top priorities by conveying complex biomedical and technical topics in compelling ways. As a member of the Development Communications team, this role leads content development for science-driven benefactor proposals, stewardship reports, magazine articles and multimedia assets while also editing peer content and bolstering the team’s overall science writing acumen.

The science editor builds meaningful relationships with Mayo Clinic’s priority leaders and world-class experts to understand how Mayo’s translational model of research is differentiated and poised to solve unmet patient needs. In addition, the science editor applies their subject matter expertise to advance Development business objectives in collaboration with Mayo Clinic executive leadership, fundraising professionals, functional Development programs and staff in adjacent departments, such as Communications, Marketing and the Executive Office.


A bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 7 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a field such as biomedical research, health care, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals or life sciences; or a Master’s degree plus 5 years of relevant work experience. Experience working in an academic medical center and/or nonprofit fundraising organization is strongly preferred, as well as experience coaching and editing work of other writers.

Strong written and oral communication skills across various mediums (e.g., funding proposals stewardship reports, storytelling, scripted remarks for leaders, video, etc.). Ability to communicate in a way that creates clarity, simplifies messages, and aligns with organizational strategy. Knowledge of channels for communication and the ability to build effective communication and engagement strategies.

Must be a self-starter with the ability to independently identify opportunities, solutions and resolve challenges. Demonstrated ability to deliver impactful results. Requires an attitude that actively seeks out change, embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement. Must understand how to deal with and navigate ambiguity, and act without having the total picture.

Demonstrated professionalism and ethics, with ability to earn credibility through integrity and transparency. Role models service excellence. Motivates others by being present, engaged and attentive. Invites diverse perspectives, demonstrates and inspires a collaborative spirit.

Excellent interpersonal skills to include presentation, negotiation, persuasion, team facilitation and ability to provide constructive feedback are required. Superior project management experience, knowledge and skills. Incumbent must have the ability to independently manage a varied workload of projects with multiple priorities. Demonstrates interest in continuous learning and professional development, in addition to functional area expertise.

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter and writing portfolio that highlights their science writing capabilities and range.

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

$108,305- $157,040 / year

Benefits Eligible



Full Time

Hours/Pay Period


Schedule Details

Monday – Friday, Normal Business Hours
100% Remote. This position may work remotely from any location within the US.

This vacancy is not eligible for sponsorship/ we will not sponsor or transfer visas for this position.

Weekend Schedule

Not Applicable

International Assignment


Site Description

Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.


Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


Julie Melton


  • Rochester, MN
  • Full Time
  • Development/Philanthropy


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