Assistant Editor, News

Location
New York City, New York
Salary
competitive salary - health benefits are offered with this position.
Posted
Apr 11, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Position Summary:
Writes news, and writes and/or edits other articles as assigned, for publication in Chemical Engineer Progress (CEP).


Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for identifying, researching, and writing front-of-book news monthly, as well as several longer, feature-length news stories throughout the year. This will involve identifying newsworthy developments in the field of chemical engineering and the chemical process industries (CPI) and suggesting editorial coverage.
  • Write several department columns, including the Leadership Q&A and Profile.
  • Work with other departments within AIChE on columns and special articles, such as the annual initial placement survey of graduating chemical engineers and the biennial salary survey.
  • Edit and/or ghost-write Global Outlook articles as scheduled.
  • Layout articles with Adobe Creative Suite software. This will include working with the art/design department to prepare appropriate graphics.
  • Copyedit and proofread other editors’ articles as assigned.
  • Contribute posts and comments to AIChE’s blog (ChEnected) and chemical engineering community discussion forum (AIChE Engage).
  • Represent CEP both internally (to other departments) and externally (to the chemical engineering community, the CPI, and vendors of CPI equipment and services
  • Other responsibilities to be assigned by manager

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a strong science background; Master’s degree in science journalism highly preferred.
  • 2-5 years experience (including internships).
  • Demonstrated reporting, writing, and editing skills.
  • Excellent reading and reasoning skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator preferred, or experience with comparable page layout and design software.
  • Respect for deadlines and attention to detail are paramount.

Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience.


Interested candidates may email their resume and cover letter to recruitment@aiche.org. Please note the title of the position in the subject line of the email.


The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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