Science Writer, Newsweek - NY

New York City, New York (US)
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Jul 18, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Science Writer
Job Type
Full Time

Newsweek seeks two science journalists to report and write news and feature articles covering a range of topics.

The writer will be responsible for identifying newsworthy studies and other advances; following breaking news relevant to science and health; reporting and writing frequently on many subjects; developing a deep well of sources; generating ideas for presenting data and other information in creative ways; and working as part of a larger science and health team to ensure thorough, rigorous and broad coverage.

The ideal candidate has an advanced degree in science journalism or the equivalent background, with 0 to 3 years of reporting experience. Must be dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of science journalism, and be able to keep those standards while working in a fast-paced news environment. Stories will be for the Newsweek website and magazine and will vary in length and lead time.


  • Science journalism training through an advanced degree program or equivalent
  • 0 to 3 years of experience
  • Undergraduate degree in science or journalism
  • Basic familiarity with WordPress, fluidity with using social media, and understanding of SEO
  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits.

Please send all applications by completing the application form below.