At Science Friday we’ve spent 26 years exploring everything from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies. We’re great at broadcasting science, and we’ve always been digital innovators—we created the first podcast in public media, for instance, and we streamed a radio show online way back in 1993. But we haven’t stopped there. We also produce cool videos, multimedia web features, and a whole array of educational content tied to our media.
We’re looking for a digital producer to join our award-winning digital team. The ideal candidate will be an eagle-eyed copy editor who can also write smart and engaging copy for social media and the web. We’re looking for someone who loves science, listens to the radio and to podcasts, and who understands what makes stories stand out online.
- Edit web content for clarity
- Help manage social media accounts, including occasionally live tweeting the weekly broadcast
- Collaborate with radio producers on short web pieces that complement radio stories
- Contribute to organization newsletters
- Copyedit supplemental content from partners and third-party sources
- Craft attention-grabbing headlines
- Use WordPress CMS to publish content to the site
- Ensure that content appears correctly on the site and edits are made in a timely manner
- Edit, write, and fact-check other assignments as needed
- Serve as editorial liaison between departments on multimedia projects
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- At least two years’ experience in a journalism or related environment
- Demonstrated research and writing skills
- Experience editing to AP or other stylebook
- Knowledge of public media
- Experience with WordPress or similar CMS
- Ability to work quickly
- Enthusiasm for science and storytelling
- A friendly personality
Please send a resume and one page cover letter that outlines your qualifications and includes the word “chimpanzee” to Christian Skotte at [email protected].
This position is based in New York City. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates should be prepared to provide work samples and participate in multiple interviews. Applicants living outside New York are welcome to apply if they are willing to travel to New York to participate in interviews.
The Science Friday Initiative is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or in any other way prohibited by state and federal law.