Writer II

Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
Posted
May 19, 2014
Closes
Jun 23, 2014
Industry
Nonprofit, Research
Hours
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.