Location: New York City
Position Type: Full Time
About the Role:
The Huffington Post is seeking an associate editor to join the HuffPost Science team.
The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for and broad knowledge of topics and trends in various fields of science and technology, including astronomy/spaceflight, neuroscience, biology, archaeology, paleontology, and physics. In addition, he/she will have the ability to explain complex scientific research in simple, compelling language while making the most of digital storytelling tools like GIFs, video, podcasting, and infographics. Knowledge of social media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest) also essential.
We're looking for someone who can give our readers a front-row seat to the fascinating world of science.
* Two or more years of experience as a science journalist
* Good grasp of grammar & familiarity with web writing, SEO and AP style
* Ability to work independently and be comfortable doing so at a fast pace
* Demonstrate interest in science (avid consumer of stories about science)
* Familiarity with scientific concepts & terminology
* Familiarity with Mac essential, HTML knowledge preferred
* Knowledge of social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr)
Interested? Email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Associate Science Editor" in the subject line.
Huffington Post Media Group is an AOL company. AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.
The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, commentary, entertainment, features and lifestyle content, as well as a platform for a highly engaged community of opinion and conversation. With nearly 130 million unique visitors each month (comScore), it is the largest news site in the US. The site has more than 85,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. HuffPost is a global publication, with editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece and India and more on the way, including Australia.