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Founded in 1921, Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is a nonprofit membership organization located in Washington, D.C. Its vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
SSP publishes the award-winning Science News, Science News for Kids, and Science News Prime. It also offers outstanding education programs for students and teachers, including the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Broadcom MASTERS competition and the SSP Fellowship program for teachers. SSP also delivers membership, alumni, and outreach programming in support of its vision.
Description:Provide coordination, administration, research and other support for SSP fundraising, membership and alumni efforts. Provide direct support to development staff within the External Affairs department.
Primary Responsibilities:Coordination and support of annual fundraising campaign and ongoing membership and donor activities, including:
Research and support for major gift and general sponsorship efforts, including:
Attendance at all SSP education programs, which requires at least two weeks of travel annually.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Science News, published by the non-profit Society for Science & the Public, is seeking an exceptionally talented web producer to join our science journalism team. We are looking for someone who, working with the Digital Editor, our in-house design team and a developer, will maintain, update and evolve content on our soon-to-launch new website, www.sciencenews.org, as well as assist in maintaining other Science News online content. We offer a competitive financial package and a creative, collaborative working environment. This is a full-time staff position located in Washington, D.C.
This position reports to the Deputy Managing Editor, Digital.
Qualifications: Understanding of the practice of journalism and science. Strong writing skills and interest in science required. Undergraduate degree in journalism or science required, with graduate level study or equivalent experience preferred. Experience with SEO and working with Google Analytics. Familiarity with AP Style, basic HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite and experience with web content management systems and social media promotion required.
To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 to 5 samples of professional work (writing clips, editing clips, website links), attention Kate Travis, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Science News, published by the non-profit Society for Science & the Public, is currently seeking a talented copy editor and production coordinator to join our science journalism team. We are looking for someone with exceptional organizational skills, whose passion for grammar, style and accuracy will help maintain the highest quality in our print, tablet and online publications. We offer a competitive financial package and fast-paced, collaborative working environment. This is a full-time staff position located in Washington, D.C.
This position reports to the Editor in Chief.
Qualifications: Understanding of the practice of journalism. Multitasking abilities. Strong writing skills and interest in science required. College degree in journalism with a background in science preferred. Expertise in AP Style and proven skill in editing, grammar and punctuation are required. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Must be comfortable reading primary scientific literature for fact checking and nurture a total commitment to accuracy.
To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 to 5 samples of professional work (writing clips, editing clips, website links, etc.), attention Eva Emerson, at email@example.com. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The non-profit Society for Science & the Public, dedicated to increasing the public awareness of science and publisher of Science News magazine, is currently seeking an exceptionally talented front-end developer to join our team. We are looking for a creative problem-solver who has the desire to explore and push the boundaries of interactive platforms. This person’s primary responsibility will be maintaining, updating and evolving our upcoming Drupal-based website. We offer a competitive financial package and a creative, collaborative working environment. We are located in Washington, DC.
The ideal candidate:
To apply: Send cover letter, resume and link to online portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society for Science & the Public (SSP) seeks a seasoned project manager to provide leadership, management, expertise and support to Information Technology related projects and staff. The Project Manager will deal predominantly with project-specific activities and will manage and control assigned projects to ensure the successful fulfillment of outlined goals and objectives.
The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, is flexible and an innovative problem solver, and has an eagerness to develop and lead new initiatives. The Project Manager will communicate and collaborate effectively across the organization. This position reports to the Director of Internal Operations.
Send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, please visit www.societyforscience.org
Science News, the award-winning magazine covering all fields of science for a general readership, is now accepting applications for its science writer internships.
The internship is intended for people planning careers in science writing and is offered three times a year for at least a three-month stay within the following periods: spring (January to April), summer (May to August) and fall (September to December). One applicant will be selected for each period. Preference is given to people completing an advanced degree in journalism with an emphasis in science writing. Skilled writers working toward an advanced degree in one of the sciences and experienced journalists in transition to a science specialty are also considered.
Applicants should send by e-mail a cover letter, résumé, names of three references and at least three science writing samples to:
Allison BohacScience News1719 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. firstname.lastname@example.org
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