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SciShow Editor/Writer

Job ID: 56144
Job Views: 403
Location: United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 42000 per year
Posted: 01.10.2019

Job Description

We’re seeking an experienced full-time science editor/writer to contribute to SciShow, one of YouTube’s most viewed and trusted sources of science information.

Our videos cover everything from what dinosaurs tasted like to the light spectrum of antimatter. We look for the most fascinating stories out there, and we share them with viewers who are as passionate about science as we are.

We talk to people with intelligence, clarity, hopefully a little wit, and most of all, an abiding sense of wonder about the universe.

Job Requirements

Applicants should have an academic background in a scientific discipline, and demonstrated experience writing about science for a popular, non-academic audience.

Experience in and understanding of online media and YouTube would also be wonderful. An awareness of both why people click on things and how to write things that aren't mindless clickbait are preferred.

Responsibilities include editing several scripts per week, writing occasional scripts between 500 and 2000 words, fact checking, assigning stories to freelancers, generating pitches, and being thoughtful and kind.

Your writing must be:

--100% bullet-proof and fact-checked accurate;
--completely freaking fascinating;
--entertaining, by which we mean “witty” more than just “funny”; and
--passionate about imparting hard science to humanity in a way that is both educational and engaging.

If your experience hits these marks, then prove it!

Fill out and submit this application by January 23, 2019, 11:59 PM Mountain Time:

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