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Reporter
MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review is seeking an ambitious technology reporter to join our team of award-winning journalists to cover cutting edge advances in hardware, including chips, robotics, and quantum computing, with an emphasis on the intersection of hardware and AI.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):
- Produce a steady drumbeat of stories that break news and cover the major events on your assigned beat. These should be a mix of incremental news, scoops, analysis, and explainer type coverage.
- Pitch a mix of shorter and feature stories on your beat for the magazine.
- Write in a clear, engaging, insightful and compelling way, making skilled and creative use of storytelling techniques, including the various forms enabled by digital media.
- Be an original thinker, proposing new approaches and themes of coverage.
- Work in close collaboration with colleagues in other departments (such as events) and oversee other content relevant to their coverage area, ensuring the highest journalistic standards.
- Play a major role in the conception, planning, and assigning of themed print issues when these are on a topic within your beat
- Represent MITTR at conferences, in the press, and to audiences or communities TR wants to reach who have a special interest in that topic.

Link: https://www.technologyreview.com/job/reporter-2/
Scientific Communications Manager, Autism and Neuroscience
Simons Foundation
By harnessing savvy editorial and content management skills, as well as a broad knowledge of the scientific landscape, the successful candidate for this position will focus their efforts on planning, developing and executing web content offerings in service of the Simons Foundation's neuroscience and autism programs' missions and goals. They will determine effective ways to aggregate new research developments and disseminate them to the programs’ target audiences. They will also work to amplify the availability of resources (and cohorts) to the larger research community, and identify new sources of synergy across the broad range of programs that fall under the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) and Neuroscience Collaborations umbrellas.
Link: https://simonsfoundation.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/simonsfoundationcareers/job/160-Fifth-Avenue/Scientific-Communications-Manager--Autism-and-Neuroscience_R0001371
Senior Research Writer
Penn State
Penn State’s Office of Strategic Communications (the University’s central public relations and marketing division) is seeking an experienced Research Writer and communicator to join our proactive media team and assist in promoting Penn State as a top, global public research university.

This role has the potential to be performed fully remote or as a hybrid of remote and on-site working.

As Penn State’s central public relations and marketing division, Strategic Communications is a fully integrated, award-winning, best-in-class marketing and public relations division defined by innovative strategy and breakthrough creative driven by measurable goals. We advance the University by strengthening and protecting the institution’s reputation in regional, national, and international spheres of influence in ways that serve recruitment, resource, and leadership goals.

The person in this position will actively support Penn State faculty discoveries by:

Writing and editing news releases about impactful research

Collaborating with others in the division to strategically plan content that can be pitched to influential media

Developing visual storytelling opportunities for Penn State’s social media platforms

Curating/producing research news for our flagship internal channels, including writing features, finding artwork, and posting stories to increase traffic and visibility for the University's research enterprise

Link: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Staff/job/Senior-Research-Writer_REQ_0000048831-1
Scientific Communication Manager
Salk Institute
The Manager, Scientific Communications researches, writes, edits, and proofs content for communicating the research and mission of the Salk Institute with our internal community, donors, media, members of the general public, and other stakeholders. The individual manages two direct reports, a Science Writer and Science Illustrator, as well as freelance contract writers and other vendors.
Link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SAL1013SIBS/JobBoard/e9f055e1-a105-4f91-9a67-21aea61655fa/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=12832c5c-f0b9-4c79-b1d9-d8f1a37a587b
Assistant Editor
Drug Discovery News
Drug Discovery News is looking for an assistant editor to create scientific news in written and multimedia formats for an audience of life science researchers working primarily in translational, preclinical, and clinical research in industry and academic labs.

Responsibilities:
Identify, write, and edit high quality original features, columns, news articles, and multimedia content
Work closely with the editorial team to prioritize coverage for monthly print issues, newsletters, and the website
Develop a strong network of advisors, sources, scientists, collaborators, and freelance writers
Convey complex technical ideas using effective, clear, creative, lively storytelling
Guide designers and videographers in producing scientifically accurate content across media channels including print, digital, social media, video, illustrations, infographics, podcasts, and newsletters
Select and prepare content for weekly newsletters
Stay up to date with the changing needs and interests of scientific researchers

Required Education & Experience:
Ph.D. in the life sciences
2-3 years experience in science writing and editing
Collaborative, creative, and innovative
Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management, research, and analytical skills

Preferred Experience & Skills:
Experience conducting scientific research in a life science laboratory
Commitment to journalism standards and best practices
Familiarity with SEO
Experience communicating and working with a remote team

About Us:
Drug Discovery News is focused on keeping our subscribers current with the latest trends and developments in scientific discoveries to preclinical research and clinical trials, including the techniques, technologies, business, and regulatory policies that enable their research. DDN is Dedicated to Exploring Drug Discoveries and Development.
Link: https://labx.bamboohr.com/careers/223
Life Sciences reporter
Chemical & Engineering News
C&EN is seeking a reporter and writer who will keep our readers informed about molecular research in the life sciences, including structural biology, genomic and proteomic research and the science and business of inventing new drugs.

Link: https://jobs.acs.org/job/Washington-Life-Sciences-Reporter-DC-20036/1072890000/
Physical Sciences reporter
Chemical & Engineering News
C&EN is seeking a reporter and writer who will keep our readers informed about research in physical chemistry, computational chemistry, astrochemistry, and other chemistry-based topics.
Link: https://jobs.acs.org/job/Washington-Physical-Sciences-Reporter-DC-20036/1079630800/
Senior Communications Specialist - Web Content - Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The primary purpose of the Senior Communications Specialist, Integrated Media, position is to support MD Anderson's brand communications strategy through developing and managing content for MD Anderson's external website, MDAnderson.org. This position has a focus on research and science-related content.
Link: https://jobs.mdanderson.org/search/jobdetails/senior-communications-specialist---web-content---research/488446a8-7901-4845-bb78-10807e09c710
Program Manager, Communications - Email Marketing
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The primary purpose of the Communications Program Manager, Integrated Media position is to support MD Anderson's digital communications strategy through mass email content development and distribution.
Link: https://jobs.mdanderson.org/search/jobdetails/program-manager-communications---email-marketing/164805b8-66b8-40f2-b150-53301d75f9ea?mytest
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Link: https://www.nasw.org/job
Executive Director of Strategic Communications, Health Sciences
UC San Diego
Responsible for the strategic communications for the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences. Apply by 10/6.
Link: https://employment.ucsd.edu/executive-dir-of-strategic-communications-vchs-125320/job/26397357?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic
Internship
Washington Research Foundation
STEM grad student for 25 hours per month writing about science for nonprofit.
Link: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-7112946187548192769-E1UV?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
Press Officer
FDA
Serve as a spokesperson for the FDA- write statements, press releases, media advisories, draft responses to media inquiries, advise senior FDA officials on communications strategies.
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/750413600
Senior News Director, Science - University Marketing & Communications
Washington University in St. Louis
Promote Washington University’s reputation as a driver of scientific research, thought leadership, and scientific innovation/education through proactive PR, storytelling, and other outreach. Primary coverage responsibilities are the McKelvey School of Engineering and its related centers, institutes, and programs and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences. (Full description at link below)
Link: https://wustl.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/details/Senior-News-Director--Science---University-Marketing---Communications_JR76281?q=science%20writer
Web content specialist
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
The NSF Science and Technology Center for Quantitative Cell Biology (STC-QCB) and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have an opening for a Web Content Specialist.

Job Summary
The Web Content Specialist will write, edit, and update the STC-QCB website and other digital channels, as well as provide analytics from the site. The specialist collaborates with the center’s Assistant Director and faculty and reports to Beckman’s Executive Director of Communications to ensure the center’s website is audience-focused, visually appealing, and optimized for data retrieval. The Web Content Specialist will be both a member of the NSF STC and a member of the Beckman Communications Office. They will develop and implement a content strategy for the NSF STC website, including creation of content and provision of analytics from the website. They will complete additional website content work for the Beckman Institute. This person will ensure strong user experiences driven by best practices, analytics, and search engine optimization. The specialist will build and maintain relationships with NSF STC governance and faculty, and Beckman Communications staff and stakeholders.
Link: https://illinois.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/8160?c=illinois
Spanish/English Science Writer
Palladian Partners
Write, edit, and/or translate scientifically accurate, plain-language web content in Spanish and in English about a wide range of biomedical research and public health topics.
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/altarum/8476107a-e946-4775-831f-49e8fadeba28
Developmental editing and grant writing
University of California, San Francisco
UCSF’s Neurosurgery Dept has a diverse faculty of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons who are looking for help with developmental writing and editing for research papers and grant proposals. Freelance (with potential for part time or full time work). If this is your wheelhouse (and especially if you are in the Bay Area), please feel free to reach out with a resume.
Link: None
Press Release Freelancers for PLOS journals
PLOS
The PLOS press team is looking for additional freelancers to write brief press releases for our academic science journals!

We're in particular need of:
-freelancers with medical backgrounds--if at all possible, a medical degree or (bio)medical PhD is preferred
-freelancers with qualifications and/or experience writing on archaeology and paleontology
-freelancers who have qualifications and/or experience writing on environment, climate change, ecology, and conservation issues

Here are some examples of recent PLOS press releases:
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1002879
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1002598
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1002599

Please don't hesitate to reach out if this seems of interest! We look forward to discussing our press release program with you further. You can contact me directly at cbhaskar@plos.org.
Many thanks,
Charlotte Bhaskar

Link: https://plos.org/
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