Full Time - Entry or Early Career Level (Specialist, Coordinator, Associate, Interns)
4 Year Degree
The Society for Science is looking for a talented editor to join the Science News for Students team. Our ideal candidate is someone who is comfortable with all fields of science and brings strong writing and editing skills. A background in education is a plus but not required. Must be creative, dedicated to accuracy, hard-working and a flexible, independent team player.
Science News for Students is an award-winning, free online daily publication dedicated to pre-teens and teens, parents and teachers. It connects the latest in scientific research to learning in and out of the classroom. Science News for Students covers topics in science, health and technology that are of interest or relevance to our young audience. This can include anything from the COVID-19 pandemic to quantum mechanics to the science of zombies.
This is a new position, and we are looking for someone who can channel their inner 12-year-old and bring passion for communicating the wonders of science to the Science News for Students audience. If you have the skills and would like to join us in our mission, we encourage you to apply.
Job duties include, but are not limited to
Editing stories, including translating Science News articles for the Science News for Students audience
Writing the weekly Science News for Students newsletter, The Cheat Sheet
Producing and publishing stories on a Wordpress CMS
Reporting stories as needed and as time allows
Supporting social media efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Edmodo
Strong editing skills
A commitment to science journalism
Knowledge of web production
Good organizational skills; some experience in project management preferred
Good interpersonal skills
This is a full-time position, either remote or on-site at our office located near the Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations in Washington, D.C. (Due to current pandemic restrictions, all work will be remote until at least September 7, 2021.)
How to Apply
Send your resume, cover letter and three writing or editing examples to email@example.com. Emails should include “Assistant/Associate Editor, Science News for Students” in the subject line.
About the Society
Society for Science is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement; to inform, educate, and inspire. We do this work through our award-winning Science News Media Group and through our world-class science competitions: Regeneron STS, Regeneron ISEF, and Broadcom MASTERS. Throughout its activities, the Society also is committed to inclusivity in the workplace and supporting career development of both remote and onsite employees.
Society for Science is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in science, journalism or English
Minimum 2 years of editing experience
If you are hesitant to apply because you cannot check off every job competency listed but feel you would still be a good fit, we encourage you to describe how your experience and training might fulfill those qualifications in ways that might not be obvious.
About Society for Science
Society for Science is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
Since 1921, the Society (originally known as Science Service) has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through our award-winning publications and since 1942, through our world-class science education competitions.
Today, the Society provides concise, accurate, and inspirational science news and opportunities to our nearly 100,000 subscribing members, the 70,000 alumni of our competitions worldwide, and millions of unique online visitors and social media followers.