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Associate Science Writer
Title:Associate Science Writer
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:08/16/2021
Location:College Park, MD


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Associate Science Writer to join our Media Services team. This team creates content that enhances the awareness and media coverage of AIP journals, the AIP Member Societies, and their conferences among the national and international media.

This position will support the Media Services team in the coordination, production, dissemination of press releases and other media services products. The Associate Science Writer will manage multiple projects in a team environment. Core responsibilities include writing, editing, coordination, production, and dissemination of press releases, technical research summaries, and other media services content geared toward the physical sciences community as well as a nonscientific audience.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume, a completed application, and 2 science writing samples. (Incomplete proposal packets will not be considered for employment)


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?


We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking (once we return to the office), tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.



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.



  • Bachelor's degree in a field of science (physics preferred)
  • 1 year of experience in writing and editing news articles about science is required.

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

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