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Clear and credible science journalism is more important than ever. Science News is committed to delivering readers the latest advances from across the scientific frontiers. To do so, we have a new position for a general assignment reporter with expertise in the life sciences.
General assignment writer, life sciences
Science News seeks a nimble journalist who will help us expand our coverage of the life sciences, including biology, medicine, health, evolution, ecology and the environment, and who is adept at responding quickly to breaking news. This reporter will be passionate about exploring new discoveries and trends in these fields and communicating those findings in an accessible but science smart way. This writer also will seek opportunities to carve out their own niche of expertise within the life sciences and will be adept at finding the stories that fall between Science News’ already established beats.
This writer will be able to handle quick turnaround news on a wide variety of topics as well as enterprising features for the Web and print magazine. The ideal candidate will be eager to experiment with content across platforms, collaborating with our digital team on video and interactive infographics, as well as reaching new audiences through social media.
All applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree -- in a related science field and/or journalism is preferred -- and must have one to three years of newswriting experience, including the ability to write clearly and concisely on deadline.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. To apply send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Nancy Shute at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. We are accepting applications through April 15, 2019.
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Science News has been covering the latest advances in science, medicine and technology since 1921. The daily website at www.sciencenews.org draws more than 1 million unique readers each month, and we have a strong following on social media. Our biweekly print magazine publishes concise, fiercely accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, with a circulation of 120,000. The magazine and website reach students and teachers at almost 5,000 high schools through the Science News in High Schools program. Our sister site, Science News for Students, explains the latest science and its impact for ages 10 and up. We are currently rebuilding our websites, to launch in summer 2019, and expanding our use of multimedia, video and visuals. We are an independent nonprofit news organization. Come help us create the next iteration of Science News!
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