Science has an exciting full-time opportunity for a European News Editor to join its news team. We seek a knowledgeable, enterprising journalist who can work independently while collaborating with distant colleagues, mostly based in the United States.
The European News Editor must have a keen news sense, good people skills, and the ability to turn sometimes rough copy into satisfying, fluent stories, on tight deadlines. Coverage areas include science policy and community issues in the UK and EU (think UKRI, Brexit aftermath, Horizon Europe, European research infrastructure, open access policy, misconduct) plus some research. The European News Editor will supervise one staff writer, an intern, and multiple freelancers.
Are you ready to be a Force for Science?
What You’ll Do
- Identify, commission, and edit news stories and features on significant findings, events, and trends for daily online news operation and weekly journal.
- Supervise UK and Europe staff and freelancers and identify new contributors.
- Cultivate sources, keep up with traditional and social media, and attend conferences in search of story ideas.
- Edit breaking news stories from Asia when the UK time zone is an advantage.
- Report and write stories on occasion.
- Five years in science journalism; two years as an editor
- Knowledge of research policy in the UK and/or Europe.
- Ability to build relationships with scientists, research institutions, and scientific organizations
- Demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy
- Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
- Ability to balance short- and long-term deadlines
- Ability to work independently and on deadline while welcoming collaborative inputs
If you cannot check off every qualification listed, we still encourage you to apply and describe how your experience and training make you a strong candidate for the job.
Submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample, preferably a story about science or science policy written for a lay audience, by November 18, 2022. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.
This position is based in the Science International office in Cambridge, UK. Remote workers from elsewhere in the UK may be considered.The anticipated initial rate of compensation for this position, depending on experience, is between £55,000 and £70,000 per year.
AAAS/Science International is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.