Scientific American, the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 170 years. Scientific American has 3.5 million print and tablet readers worldwide and publishes 13 local language editions, which are read in more than 30 countries across the globe.
Scientific American seeks an experienced journalist to help lead its award-winning news team, responsible for daily coverage of the most important and awe-inspiring advances in science and technology. We are the world’s most authoritative popular science media outlet with ambitions to expand our journalism on all platforms to better serve our audience of science enthusiasts and thought leaders—now more than 9 million globally and growing quickly.
The Assistant News Editor is a key member of our editorial team, responsible for planning, assigning and editing the monthly Advances section of the print edition; for recruiting and managing Scientific American interns and fellows; and for supporting the Chief News Editor in all aspects of the news process, including oversight of staff and freelance assignments, article editing, coordination of partner content, occasionally leading news meetings, development of special projects and general administration. Additionally, the Assistant News Editor works closely with the features, opinion, multimedia and engagement editors to ensure that Scientific American’s overall content and engagement strategy is effective and efficient.
- College degree
- Minimum 3 years of experience as a news report or editor
- In-depth knowledge of science and a grasp of current events in STEM
- Excellent communication, reporting, writing and editing skills
- Command and comfort with journalistic values, best practices and standards
- Familiarity with advanced reporting techniques such as investigations, data journalism and multimedia
- Demonstrated skill in working with teams, especially in digital media
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and work on deadline
- Command and comfort with social media best practices and standards
- Familiarity and comfort with online media analytics
Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S. and the leading authoritative publication for science and technology in the general media. Together with scientificamerican.com and 13 local language editions around the world it reaches over 9 million readers. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany. Scientific American is published by Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.
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We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours
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Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.
Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.