Underwriters Laboratories is seeking a Communication Specialist within the Research Amplification team and Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). This pivotal role is well-suited for a strong, versatile candidate who can grasp complex concepts and bring them to life in both copy and creative. As FSRI’s Research Amplification Specialist, you will have the unique opportunity to work closely with research experts to learn about fire dynamics and translate those learnings into vital content that the informs industry practices, safety procedures, and behavior change. You will work across the organization on projects with engineers, other amplification team members, and management in support of execution against FSRI’s content strategy. It will be your primary responsibility to develop, support, and maintain content that supports our mission to address the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers.
Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire safety knowledge to address the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers. As part of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., the non-profit organization within the UL enterprise, we are committed to sharing our fire safety insights with everyone to advance UL’s public safety mission of providing safe living and working environments for people everywhere. Through advanced fire science, rigorous research, extensive outreach and education in collaboration with our international network of partners, we impart stakeholders with the information, tools and resources that enable them to make better, more fire-safe decisions that ultimately save lives and property. To learn more, visit FSRI.org.
Reporting to the Manager of Research Amplification, you will collaborate with other members of the team to develop multi-faceted content to drive reach, engagement and ultimately application of FSRI’s research-driven insights. Campaigns you work on and lead will engage a variety of stakeholders across multiple touchpoints, including fire service professionals, fire investigators, fire protection engineers, safety educators, academia, government professionals, and the general public. It will be your responsibility to ensure FSRI’s content is accurate and on-brand, as well as smart, innovative, and engaging.
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Underwriters Laboratories has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
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Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UL public safety mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide the safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.
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