Current Job Opportunities
The International Food Information Council Foundation is on a mission to help today’s eaters understand the science behind our food and how to make healthy, informed dietary choices. We are always looking for:
- Communications professionals with a passion for food and nutrition
- Science “nerds” who want to help people understand the role of evidence in making good decisions about food and health
- Digital content managers and social media gurus with a flair for the creative
- Registered dietitians, food scientists or toxicologists who like to explain the science behind the food we eat
- Multi-taskers who thrive in a dynamic environment that’s rarely the same from one day to the next.
If that’s you, send us a note to tell us who you are and how you can help! Don’t see a current opening that fits your profile? No problem. Send us a note anyway!
IFIC Communications Manager
The International Food Information Council Foundation is on a mission to help today’s eaters understand the science behind our food and how to make healthy, informed dietary choices. We are looking for a self-motivated communications manager with experience handling both internal and external business communication. The ideal candidate will be eager to tackle the challenges of developing content that helps build brand recognition. We are looking for someone who can generate buzz about our mission and initiatives. Top candidates will be skilled at creating content that both engages employees and stakeholders and impacts our social media presence. The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications is a must. Our communications manager will be one of our spokespeople. If you are an organized, driven, self-starter then this is the position for you.
- Social media monitoring
- Brainstorm, design, edit, and publish creative communications materials content (i.e., articles, infographics, videos, memes) to the website and social channels
- Build and maintain topic-specific media lists
- Coordinate content campaigns for key social media programs
- Oversee marketing efforts such as monthly newsletters and alerts
- Project management of special projects and initiatives
- Perform other communications-related duties as needed
- Participate in issues management
- 2-3 years of experience in public relations, journalism, or communications is required.
- Strong communications, writing and editorial skills
- Experience with social media scheduling and reporting platforms
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and with minimal levels of direction
- Ability to understand complex scientific information and translate it into clear language
- College degree with a background in journalism/communications/public relations
Sylvia Rowe Fellowship
The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe. The Award was created to help deserving individuals further enhance skills in the area of nutrition and food safety communication. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient’s nutrition and food safety communication skills that he or she can and will apply to communicating nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector) or other public venue.
The recipient will be awarded an 8–12 week paid internship ($600 per/week) at the IFIC/IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, D.C.
Click here to learn more about how to apply for the Sylvia Rowe Fellowship.
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) and International Food Information Council Foundation provide a variety of opportunities for paid and unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students in nutrition, food safety and technology, and communications. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
To apply for an internship, please fill out the IFIC Internship Application Form. Please note: The application process is closed until October 1st, 2019.
If you have questions about internships or the application process, email Ali Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Equal Employment Opportunity
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not unlawfully consider an individual’s race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, age, sex, personal appearance, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, or any other protected category in any employment decision. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, assignments, promotions, compensation, associate benefits, associate discipline, and discharge and all other terms and conditions of employment.