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Science Policy Reporter
Title:Science Policy Reporter
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:10/25/2019
Location:College Park, MD

The American Institute of Physics is seeking an inquisitive and passionate Science Policy Reporter. The reporter will write about federal policy developments for FYI, an authoritative news and resource center for science policy. Founded in 1989, FYI has built an influential subscriber base that includes many prominent figures in the U.S. scientific community, leaders of federal science agencies, congressional staff, and journalists.

The reporter’s primary responsibility is to write, edit, and publish content for multiple FYI products as part of an editorial team.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Reporting on congressional hearings, federal agency events, scientific society meetings, and other relevant events;
  • Summarizing legislative activity, budget proposals, leadership changes, and other policy developments relevant to the physical sciences;
  • Contributing content to a suite of FYI newsletters and resources, including web-based tools for tracking federal science budgets, legislation, and leaders; and
  • Participating in weekly editorial meetings and editing other team members’ articles.

Application due date: 12:01 PM, 12/22/2019

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.

Why Work for AIP?
We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?
We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, 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.

* Candidates should complete the entire application and upload a cover letter and a resume.
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience working in science policy, science writing, or policy reporting. Strong consideration will be given to applicants who have journalistic experience, graduate-level training in science policy, or direct experience working with federal science organizations. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required, including the ability to write articles on tight deadlines.


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  

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