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, send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Tom Siegfried, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.sciencenews.org.
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. 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.