Writer II

Washington, District Of Columbia
May 19, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Nonprofit, Research
Full Time

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Writer II to write and edit articles for Science Careers website.

Major duties and responsibilities: 

  •   Report, write, and edit features and blog postings for Science Careers
  •   Stay abreast of news, information, and issues related to science careers via press releases, personal contacts, and other sources. Work with the Science Careers editor to commission articles
  •   Work with writers and editors to secure art for Science Careers articles
  •   Attend Science news department meetings and meetings with Science Business Office and AAAS units related to science careers
  •   Occasionally write career-related news for Science magazine and its online news sites

Minimum qualifications: 

  •   Extensive university or college level training leading to at least a Bachelor’s degree (some graduate studies and research preferred) 
  •   At least three to five years of professional experience in science writing, reporting and editing
  •   Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  •   Demonstrated knowledge of science-related issues and research
  •   Familiarity with social networking and blogging platforms
  •   Ability to work as part of a widely dispersed but close-knit team
  •   Ability to communicate with public, professional, and diverse audiences
  •   Strong computer skills
  •   Experience writing about science career issues preferred.

Please visit our website http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/employmentataaas/ to get more information and to apply to AAAS online.

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.