Science News, the award-winning online news site and print magazine published by Society for Science & the Public in Washington, D.C., is seeking a deputy news editor.
As a member of the daily news team, the Deputy News Editor will work closely with the News Director to help plan daily news coverage and maintain a fast-paced flow of digital-first content. Primary responsibilities involve editing news on deadline for content, style and grammar, and developing visuals to support news stories. The Deputy News Editor will also work closely with writers and the Web team to tell stories on new digital platforms. The Deputy News Editor must keep current on news events and scientific findings, and have the ability to handle stories on a wide range of scientific disciplines ranging from cell biology to human evolution, particle physics and climate change.
Our Deputy News Editor should have three years or more of editing experience, preferably with a science journalism background. Substantial experience with daily deadlines and online platforms is a plus.
The ideal candidate will have good news judgment, excellent editing and communication skills and the ability to work with writers to develop content that clearly and succinctly communicates both the news and complex scientific concepts to a science-interested audience. Our editors have a commitment to accuracy and to working collegially in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a small editing team, a talented staff of designers and writers, as well as freelancers. A strong work ethic, attention to detail and ability to stay calm under deadline are also a must.
- Editing news on deadline for content, style and grammar.
- Developing, in coordination with the design team and Web team, digital-first visuals, data-driven graphics and video content.
- Working with writers to develop effective news pitches for both daily news stories and long-range enterprise stories.
- Maintaining and updating the news schedule as assignments are made and completed.
- Tracking publication of news stories to ensure we are meeting coverage goals.
- Other editing duties as needed.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C.
Send a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Quill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. We are accepting applications through May 25.
About Science News
Science News has been published since 1922. The daily website at www.sciencenews.org and biweekly print magazine cover important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, reaching more than 120,000 subscribers and more than 1 million readers each month. Through the Science News in High Schools program, the magazine now reaches more than 4,000 public high schools around the country.
About Society for Science & the Public
Science News is published by Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education. The Society's vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
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