This two-year position plays a critical role as part of MBARI’s Editorial Team and also works with the Video Lab and the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) video and social media teams.

MBARI invites recent graduates with a degree in multimedia journalism, environmental filmmaking, media studies, communications, or science writing to apply for our science communication fellowship. This two-year communications fellowship provides a unique opportunity to report on advances in ocean science, technology, and conservation and gain real-world experience while working collaboratively with MBARI scientists, engineers, and science communicators.

We are looking for a skilled multimedia content creator who cares deeply about telling inclusive science, technology, and conservation stories, has a creative and team-oriented spirit, as well as a passion for finding ways to engage new and diverse audiences. Recent graduates with experience or an interest in ocean exploration and conservation will find the fellowship particularly rewarding.

The fellowship is designed to provide broad exposure to the research, education, and outreach efforts at MBARI and MBA. The fellow will report to the Science Communication and Content Manager and join MBARI’s Editorial Team, which is made up of scientists and communicators, and will also collaborate closely with MBA’s video and social media teams located in Pacific Grove. The fellow will contribute at both a strategic and tactical level to MBARI’s ongoing outreach activities and campaigns. They will collaborate with the MBARI team as they create videos, news articles, press releases, social media posts, live video streams, infographics, animations, and a host of joint projects with MBA, including communications for the upcoming exhibit on the deep sea launching in April 2022. The position is based at MBARI’s facility in Moss Landing, California, and currently offers the option of a hybrid work schedule.

The fellow will have the opportunity to go to sea aboard MBARI’s research vessels and will also have access to MBARI’s one-of-a-kind video library with more than 26,000 hours of underwater footage captured by our remotely operated vehicles. The ideal candidate would start in July of 2022.

The mission of MBARI is to advance marine science and engineering to understand our changing ocean. The mission of MBA is to inspire ocean conservation.

Bachelor’s or master’s degree is required. A focus on multimedia journalism or environmental filmmaking is preferred.

Familiarity with video editing programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro and/or Final Cut Pro X is highly preferred.