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Junior Science Writer
Title:Junior Science Writer
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:06/26/2020
Location:College Park, MD

The American Institute of Physics is seeking an ambitious and collaborative Junior Science Writer to join our News & Media team. The ideal candidate is expected to take initiative while supporting the Media Services Director in the writing, coordination, production, and dissemination of press releases and other media services products to enhance the awareness and media coverage of AIP journals and the AIP Member Societies and their conferences among the national and international media. This position will manage and navigate multiple projects within media services with minimal support and will build relationships within and across teams delivering key technical content to influence stakeholders.


AIP's Media Services division works with scientific societies, universities, and publishers to bring newsworthy research findings to the attention of the national and international media and the public.


*This role is currently 100% remote and will eventually switch back to our office environment as the Institute continues to respond to the coronavirus, government mandates and considers the best action to keep the AIP staff safe.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume, a completed application, and 2 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) or journalism/communications/English
  • 1- 3 years’ experience in writing and editing news articles about science is required.
  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to write about the physical sciences and other branches of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for the nonscientist public.
  • Possess knowledge of AP style.
  • Ability to use content management systems and apply web standards.
  • Ability to work on site with team.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, communications skills, and news sense.
  • Proficiency in Office 365.
  • Webcasting and livestreaming experience a plus.


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



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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