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Nutrition Action Healthletter Project Coordinator

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The Project Coordinator will gather, compile and verify data related to articles about diet and health, and the nutrient content of food products. This position works with the Nutrition Action Healthletter (NAH) team and reports to a Senior Nutritionist.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, DC, that focuses on protecting the public from diet-related health problems.  CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation’s largest‑circulation health newsletter, and has led efforts that resulted in healthier diets, more-nutritious school foods, safer foods, and more honest food labeling.  CSPI provides objective information to the public and represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies.  CSPI is supported largely by subscribers to Nutrition Action Healthletter, individual donors, and foundation grants.

The Project Coordinator will gather, compile and verify data related to articles about diet and health, and the nutrient content of food products.  This position works with the Nutrition Action Healthletter (NAH) team and reports to a Senior Nutritionist.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile nutrition and ingredient information about a range of foods.
  • Elicit nutrition, ingredient, and sales information from manufacturers, restaurants and trade groups.
  • Provide general administrative support to NAH staff, including emailing, drafting correspondence, preparing invoices and expenses for payment, and transcribing interviews. 
  • Purchase and photograph products and restaurant foods mentioned in NAH articles.
  • Prepare recipes and conduct intradepartmental and staff-wide product taste tests.
  • Proofread and fact-check NAH articles.
  • Read supermarket and restaurant trade journals to obtain ideas for foods that might be reviewed.
  • Draft posts related to NAH content for nutritionaction.com and social media.
  • Assist with instructing interns and reviewing their work. 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CSPI’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.  Nutrition background preferred.
  • Proven research, proofreading, and data collection skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak effectively and professionally to individuals inside and outside of CSPI.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency with Excel and Word, Excel, and strong experience with online research tools.
  • Ability to work independently, with supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest, and résumé, to hr@cspinet.org.  Please include “NAHPC-web” in the email subject line.

CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a healthy working environment.  CSPI is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted:  December 2017