New Scientist, Physical Science News Editor - MA

Waltham, Massachusetts
salary paid in US dollars
Apr 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
Job Type
Full Time

Location: Waltham, MA


• Working in print and online, the candidate will be expected to source, commission and edit news stories and blogs and source multimedia stories such as video
• A background in space science and/or physical sciences will be an advantage
• The candidate will have a good network of contacts in his or her chosen scientific field(s)
• The candidate will be expected to source and write exclusive stories


The successful candidate should have

• A good science degree
• Demonstrable success in breaking exclusive stories
• An in-depth knowledge of specific academic areas – particularly in the area of space science and/or physical sciences – and the ability to use this as a basis for investigations and reports into cutting edge science
• A good understanding of scientific issues that are of particular relevance to the United States
• An ability to keep abreast of developments in your chosen field(s) and a strong motivation to cover compelling, timely, and authoritative news stories
• A vision of the direction your chosen specialist scientific fields are moving in
• Experience of working to daily or weekly deadlines and of working with other editors and a team of reporters

Salaries / Benefits
We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package that will provide you with significant opportunities and advantages. You may choose from a wide menu of options including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick, personal, and holiday time. You are eligible for many of our health benefits from your first day of employment.

The position will be based in our US east coast office in Boston, working out of Waltham, Massachusetts

To apply please send a covering letter and your CV to:  

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