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Astronomy Writer at Science News

Science News, the award-winning print and digital magazine published by Society for Science & the Public, has an opening for a staff writer/reporter covering astronomy and related science. The job entails writing daily news stories, features, and other items for the Science News website and biweekly magazine. The writer reports to the Managing Editor.

This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. 

We are accepting applications through January 10, 2017.


  • Staying up-to-date on latest developments in astronomy.
  • Initiate and develop source relationships with key scientists.
  • Monitor journals and other sources for news.
  • Attend and report from key astronomy conferences.
  • Assist with acquiring and developing art, photos, video, and audio to accompany stories.

Required Education and Experience

Ideal candidates will have a strong educational background in astronomy, science journalism training and experience, and a demonstrated ability to write cogent copy on deadline.

To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Tom Siegfried, No phone calls please.

About Science News

Science News has been published since 1922. The biweekly news magazine and tablet edition covers 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. Since 2008, Science News has also published daily updates on science on its website

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