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Science Policy Writer
Title:Science Policy Writer
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:04/05/2022
Location:College Park, MD

The American Institute of Physics is hiring a Science Policy Writer within FYI, an authoritative source of science policy news and analysis. Founded in 1989, FYI has built an influential subscriber base that includes many prominent figures in the U.S. scientific community, top agency officials, and congressional staff. The writer’s primary responsibility is to produce and edit content for multiple FYI products as part of an editorial team.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing budget/policy proposals and outcomes for U.S. science agencies (FYI focuses on DOE, NSF, NASA, DOD, NOAA, NIST, NIH, and USGS);
  • Reporting on legislative activity, science agency initiatives, leadership changes, and other relevant policy developments;
  • Contributing content to a suite of FYI newsletters and resources, including web-based tools for tracking science budgets, legislation, and leaders;
  • Editing content written by other team members and helping to shape FYI’s editorial strategy;


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and a completed application (incomplete proposal packets will not be considered for employment).


*The American Institute of Physics (AIP) requires COVID-19 vaccination for all positions effective January 3, 2022. Individuals with a disability or a religious reason preventing them from taking the vaccine may request an accommodation.



What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity. In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.


Why Work for AIP?


AIP wants you to be safe!


During the COVID-19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.


In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


Diversity Welcome!


We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



A bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in science policy analysis, policy reporting, or science writing.

Ability to write and edit content on tight deadlines.

Preferred applicants will have intensive writing experience and familiarity with federal science organizations.


* Candidates should complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume.

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  
EOE, including disability/Vets

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