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Biomedical Writer at Science News

Science News, the award-winning print and digital magazine published by Society for Science & the Public, has an opening for an experienced science journalist to cover biomedical research and related fields. The job entails writing daily news and longer feature stories for the Science News website and biweekly magazine, as well as assisting in other aspects of producing biomedical content for print and online.

This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. We are accepting applications through January 27, 2017.


  • Stay up-to-date on latest developments in all areas of biomedical science, including basic and applied medical research and related life sciences.
  • Initiate and develop source relationships with key scientists.
  • Monitor journals and other sources for news and ideas for features.
  • Attend and report from key biomedical conferences.
  • Aid with the development of art, photos, video, and audio to accompany stories.

Required Education and Experience

Ideal candidates will have a strong educational background in medical or related biological sciences, science journalism training, and substantial writing and reporting experience covering medical science for journalistic publications.

To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Tom Siegfried at 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

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.

The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Society for Science & the Public 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 identify 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.

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