Requisition Number: STFR003679
Division/College: External Affairs
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
Northeastern's digital newsroom is looking for a Science Writer to bring audiences into the world of research and discovery at Northeastern University. From breaking news to behind-the-scenes stories about life in the lab, you will be telling stories from every angle. If you love science and can translate it in ways that make it easy for others to love it too, this job is for you. First and foremost, you must be an excellent writer with superb accuracy and speed. You must be skilled at untangling complex scientific data and turning it into a well-researched, accurate, and captivating read for lay audiences. Our newsroom tells stories on multiple platforms, so you should be comfortable with using social media tools for show and tell. You'll be interacting with some of the world's most accomplished scientists, most curious students, and most interesting storytellers in a fast-moving newsroom.
You must be an avid consumer of science news in general with a good sense of what is newsworthy and what trends are important. You must be comfortable telling stories in multiple formats, including well-researched articles, tweets, or talking to a newsroom full of colleagues.
You must be comfortable interviewing researches from any field of science, as well as industry partners and funding agencies. You must be great at gathering important information, deciphering data, and identifying unique news angles.
3-5 years of experience in storytelling focused primarily on science and in a digital environment
Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
Excellent command of AP style
Excellent sense of what is news
Superb focus on detail and accuracy while maintaining speed
Respect for short deadlines
Comfort with current social media platforms and using them for storytelling
Curiosity, flexibility, a sense of humor, and an excellent work ethic
Love for problem solving, multitasking, and collaborating
Great if you also have:
Experience with content management systems, Wordpress in particular
What stands us apart:
We offer a highly competitive benefits package, including tuition waivers for that masters degree or certificate youve been thinking about
Other current offerings include discounts on technology products, health and fitness programs, generous retirement programs, ample paid time off, and professional development opportunities
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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