Associate Editor - Astronomy
|May 06, 2014 - September 30, 2014|
|Description:||We have an outstanding career opportunity for an Associate Editor at Astronomy, our award-winning science title, published 12 times a year, with a circulation of more than 100,000. The Associate Editor serves a crucial role in editing and creating science content for all extensions of the Astronomy brand, print and digital. |
|Duties:||Associate editors assign, write and edit feature stories, magazine departments, columns, news stories and Web content, and oversee coverage of specific science topics based on her or his interests and expertise. Associate editors also develop and maintain productive relationships with top freelance science and magazine journalists and work with other staff members — including the art department and the Web team — to conceive and develop high-quality science content. Associate editors may also serve as ambassadors of the brand, representing Astronomy at science and technical conferences and other events of editorial interest. Associate editors are also involved in the hobby of astronomy, and should have a good working knowledge of the sky, of using telescopes, and ideally should have some experience with astronomy outreach — bringing astronomy and the night sky to the public. |
|Qualifications:||• At least 2 years of experience in writing about science or technology for consumer magazines, newspapers, or general-audience websites. |
• Degree in journalism, astronomy, English, or an adjacent field.
• Excellent team-building skills.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION
You must complete our online application and attach your resume along with:
• A detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position
• 2 writing samples
• Your salary requirements