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Publication or Company Science News
Job Title Features editor
Industry Magazine Publishing, Non-profit
Salary Competitive
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Washington, DC
Job Requirements Science News, the award-winning print and digital magazine published by the Society for Science & the Public in Washington, DC, has an immediate opening for an experienced features editor.

The features editor is primarily responsible for editing feature articles and weekly columns and overseeing their production for the Science News website, biweekly magazine and the weekly tablet publication Science News Prime. The position requires working with other editors, staff reporters and freelance writers to develop ideas for feature stories across a range of scientific disciplines. The features editor works closely with writers on the direction, scope and tone of these stories, with attention to each writer’s interests and strengths. The editor is also responsible for locating source art and working with the design and production team to conceptualize and create art and graphics that convey key content. With the editor in chief and managing editor, the features editor will help generate ideas for special issues and oversee their progress. Other duties include proofreading tablet and magazine pages and assisting with other editing tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate will have superior editing skills and extensive experience working with artists to develop information graphics that communicate scientific concepts accurately. Evidence of established relationships with reliable freelance contributors is highly desirable. Science journalism experience and a science background are required, and the ability to work collegially in a fast-paced environment with a small editing team and a talented staff of writers and freelancers is essential. Critical qualities for this job include the ability to meet regular deadlines and a highly tuned attention to detail. Applicants should have experience and familiarity with both print and digital production.
About Our Company About Science News: Science News has been published since 1922. This biweekly news magazine covers important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, reaching nearly 130,000 subscribers and more than one million readers.

About Society for Science & the Public: Science News is published by Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.
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