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Editor and Science Writer
Title:Editor and Science Writer
Job Type:Non-exempt (hourly)
Posting Date:08/16/2021
Location:College Park, MD

Are you a science reporter with a flair for identifying important and overlooked discoveries and trends? Do you have an interest in telling stories about how the scientific process helps explain the world around us? If you do, please apply for a temporary, full-time science news reporter position with Inside Science, an editorially independent news website of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). This is a remote position for early career journalists who have experience in either news reporting or science. The position is expected to begin in August or September, include 40 hours per week and last for a term of 3-4 months.


The successful journalist candidate for Inside Science will be responsible for independently reporting breaking science news and features under the guidance and direction of website staff. The position will also include some editing and production workflow responsibilities. Assignments will include Earth Sciences and other topics from our eight primary beats, according to the writer’s interest and the website’s needs. There is a possibility of in-person reporting from a science conference.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume, a completed application and two writing samples.


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.





  • Candidates should have at least 1-2 years of experience in Journalism, Broadcasting or Science, but we will consider candidates who have accumulated relevant skills and experience in other ways.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated interest and ability in news writing; excellent writing and communication skills; attention to detail; internet savviness; interest in science.
  • Experience writing about science for general audiences preferred but not required.



Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP is a federation of societies that advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

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

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