The Simons Foundation is seeking a writer/editor to identify newsworthy developments in the life sciences, report and write news and feature articles, and edit articles on a range of scientific topics for its editorially independent science news service. In addition to assigning freelancers and editing their work, editing tasks include writing headlines, captions, summaries and other display copy, and researching and securing permissions for photos and graphics. Writing/editing duties will be split roughly 50-50, with some week-to-week variability based on need. Occasional travel may be required for this New York City-based position, and the writer/editor may also be required to attend and report from science conferences as assigned.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced science journalist, a superb writer and editor with impeccable news judgment, and a diehard advocate for the highest standards in journalism and scientific accuracy. Please note: This is not an entry-level position.
This full-time position reports to the managing editor and offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply, send your resume, cover letter and 8-10 relevant writing and editing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
About the Simons Foundation
Established in 1994, the Simons Foundation is a private foundation based in New York City. With assets of $2 billion and annual grants of approximately $170 million, the foundation is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of research in basic science and mathematics.
WEB LINK: https://simonsfoundation.org/about-us/jobs/senior-writerscience-news-editor-simonsfoundation-org/