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News Intern
Nature’s news team seeks a science reporter for a January - June internship – a paid, full-time writing position based in our Washington DC office. Our interns are treated like staff reporters. They cover cutting-edge science, as well as activities at US science agencies. And they travel locally for stories as appropriate, and write for both the website and print magazine. Initially, interns will be assigned stories, but ideally, will eventually pitch their own stories.

Although they primarily cover news, they could have the opportunity to write features. Top candidates will have a strong background in both science and journalism, and should be enthusiastic about writing stories for an audience of researchers, administrators and decision makers. Past interns have gone on to staff positions at Carbon Brief, Chemical & Engineering News, Gizmodo, Nature, and Science News. News interns will receive an hourly wage of $19.00.
Science writer (in person, hybrid or remote)
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
As an integral member of the Communications team, the Science Writer researches, writes, edits, and proofs content that communicates the research and mission of the Salk Institute, with a special emphasis on ensuring scientific discoveries are accessible to lay audiences.

Under the direction of the Manager, Scientific Communications, and along with other writers, the Science Writer develops a range of public-facing content for the Institute, including but not limited to: press releases, Inside Salk magazine articles, newsletters, tip sheets, talking points, interview questions, a science guide, infographics, web content, print brochures, fundraising and event materials, and other science-related collateral.

The Science Writer must be an excellent writer, editor, and communicator, and strategic thinker. They must be able to develop compelling story ideas from technical scientific papers, meet deadlines, and enjoy working on a fast-paced team that manages a high volume of projects. They must be able to work with scientists, faculty, leadership, development, and other staff.

The Salk Institute is located in La Jolla, Calif. This position may be fully in person, fully remote, or hybrid, as desired.
Associate editor and writer
Vanderbilt University
The Associate Editor and Writer will write or edit articles on the latest discoveries, awards, and news of the Basic Sciences community (faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs). They will gather relevant news to promote through different media, including email newsletters and social media. The Associate Editor will report to the Director of External Affairs, Partnerships, and Communications. They will work closely with the Editor and Writer for Scientific Communications and Social Media (Lorena Infante Lara). The position will engage with students, postdocs, faculty, center/core directors, the Vanderbilt Division of Communications, Development, and Alumni Relations, and support staff in the dean’s office and across campus.
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Scientific Writer
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The Scientific Writer works with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists, clinical investigators and administration to tell the story of research at St. Jude. The science writer works with researchers in a wide range of disciplines to communicate with scientific and mainstream media about St. Jude research, primarily research being published in scientific journals or presented at scientific meetings. The role requires an ability to manage multiple projects and develop appealing content on deadline for a variety of platforms (web, social media, print). The person in this position works collaboratively with a variety of departments and individuals at St. Jude and ALSAC to develop ideas and create content that communicate our science to different audiences.

The science writer plays a valuable role in enhancing the scientific reputation of St. Jude among the public, scientific community and others.
Media relations professional/Science writer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PNNL is seeking an experienced and creative media relations professional with strong storytelling skills and a passion for science and technology. In this role, you will help elevate PNNL’s reputation among key audiences and build awareness of PNNL’s contributions to the Pacific Northwest region, the nation, and the global scientific enterprise. The media relations professional will draw upon knowledge of the national media landscape and its most important influencers to reinforce and expand PNNL’s existing network of media contacts. The successful candidate will develop a full understanding of the mission-critical science conducted at PNNL and combine that with their keen news judgment to prioritize stories that both reflect research priorities and stimulate interest in PNNL, its people, and their work.
Reporting to the newsroom manager and working within a dynamic news and digital media team, the media relations professional must build positive and trusted relationships through close coordination and adaptability to a rapidly changing daily news environment. This individual must be a self-starter who can evaluate the news value of scientific and technical innovations and transform highly technical subject matter into accessible and engaging storylines. The ideal candidate will fully leverage PNNL’s creative team to develop multimedia story packages that incorporate visual storytelling, including creation of original video, audio, and infographics.
The media relations professional must be flexible, resourceful, and deadline- and detail-oriented—all while maintaining professional decorum and a sense of humor.

Full job requirements available in late October at For more information about the job and PNNL media team contact Karyn Hede during the ScienceWriters 2022 meeting.
Health writer
Scientific American
I’m looking to hire a freelance writer to write a regular column for Scientific American on health, with an emphasis on explaining the science behind trends and studies. And to also take a service journalism angle, explaining to readers how they can use this information (or not use it if it’s a misguided fad) in their lives.
Senior Strategic Communicator and Media Relations Specialist
Purdue University
Purdue Marketing and Communications, the 2020 American Marketing Association’s Higher Ed Marketing Team of the Year and the innovative team behind Purdue being the only university named by Fast Company to its inaugural list of Brands That Matter, is seeking a Senior Strategic Communicator and Media and Public Relations Specialist.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Media Strategy, the Sr Strategic Communicator and Media and Public Relations Specialist will be a forward thinking, aggressive media relations representative and dynamic writer who can promote a wide range of topics strategic to the university to external sources and journalists. This role will be instrumental in producing stories and driving external earned media coverage to best tell some of Purdue’s most strategic stories.

The person in this position should be comfortable with running long-term public relations and communications campaigns and handling urgent day-of media relations needs. This position will be tasked with story creation in collaboration with administration and marketing team as well as pitching and media relations and responses. Must be able to multitask and handle several stories at the same time while prioritizing most important/timely stories. This position will work with media analyst(s) to track earned media and keep involved parties informed of performance. The position will work with social media team to promote stories on channels including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. and will attend conferences and media events as needed.
Science Writer / PIO - Health Sciences
University of Washington
This position in the UW News office covers health sciences research in the schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Public Health, as well as the interdisciplinary work being done as part of the UW’s Population Health Initiative.

This individual will serve as a press officer to identify stories on research and related educational projects that have the best potential for attracting state, regional or national/international news coverage. They will then decide on the best way to pitch these stories to the appropriate news media. Much of the subject matter will be of an academic nature, so the ability to translate the language of research and academia, in some cases, into meaningful language for the average reader is essential. The position requires initiative in identifying and developing stories that can stand on their own or be used as raw material for reporters, broadcasters, or other news and information sources. The individual should be able to use creative approaches and to function with substantial autonomy in decision-making.

While there is a significant amount of traditional reporting and writing in this position, it also requires a high degree of internal and external communication when working with researchers and administrators on campus, and reporters and editors at news outlets, respectively. This position will also have the flexibility to work on additional projects, such as media/interview training for faculty and other researchers, as well as editing and placing op-ed and analysis pieces by university researchers.

The employee should have experience editing written pieces for grammar, AP style, flow and readability, and will join a team that regularly peer-edits releases and stories before publication.

See the link for more details. For questions about the position or about UW News, ask Hannah Hickey at the NASW meeting.
Associate Service + News Editor, Popular Mechanics magazine
Hearst Magazines
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Director of Communications
Chicago Quantum Exchange
The Director of Communications manages the activities, resources, and communication channels of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE). Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Communication is responsible for planning, preparing and disseminating information designed to keep the public informed of the University's perspectives, programs, and accomplishments.

Working with CQE leadership and communication partners, the Director of Communications will be responsible for shaping and implementing the organization’s communications strategy. The director will also design and produce a comprehensive plan involving multiple media platforms to promote the excellent science, engineering and scholarship of the CQE’s leading faculty, other researchers, students, and alumni, enhancing the organization’s prominence among key audiences.
Science writer (freelance)
Nature Research Custom Media and Scientific American Custom Media
I’m looking for a couple of versatile freelance writers to write branded content for Nature Research Custom Media and Scientific American Custom Media. Ideally you’ll have experience as a journalist covering biomedical research, biotechnology, drug development or medicine for a science-savvy audience. But we cover other topics, too. If you’re interested, drop me a line, either on this app or by email, and we’ll talk.
Media Relations Manager
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Come lead the media relations team at St. Jude and showcase the institution’s research and clinical care.
Social Media Manager
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Come lead the social media team and showcase the research and clinical care at St Jude.
Science Research Writer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a full-time science research writer. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated and experienced writer to work in a dynamic environment with state-of-the-art technology at the interface of Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine. The person in this role will work closely with faculty and scientists to write and edit primary research articles and reviews for journal submission and publication; preparation of grants and project proposals and communicate scientific accomplishments of the department.
Cell Press Winter Science Communications Internship
Cell Press
The Cell Press Media & Communications Office is offering a winter internship for current graduate students or those who recently finished a graduate program. The program is designed to give interns the full experience of being a science communicator at a major publishing operation. Primarily, interns see how a scientific paper from the laboratory becomes a story in a major media outlet and how these stories are communicated across multiple channels. By the end of the intern’s time at Cell Press, they walk away with a collection of 15+ press release clips, as well as social media experience.
Science Writer II
The Space Telescope Science Institute
Are you ready to inspire the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts? The Space Telescope Science Institute is looking for a writer to join its team of science communication professionals in the Office of Public Outreach.

Founded in 1981, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science and flight operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the future Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. STScI’s offices are located in Baltimore, Maryland. This position can support hybrid work. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market. (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).

The primary responsibility of the Office of Public Outreach (OPO) is communicating the scientific contributions of Hubble, Webb, and Roman to the public and astronomy community. Examples of STScI’s outreach products can be found at,,, and

The engaging and inspiring science images and stories produced by STScI have made Hubble and Webb the household names they are today.
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