Science Writer/Communications Specialist

Posted On: February 1, 2019

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Company Description

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary scientific research institution engaged in national security science. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, physics, environment, materials, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Division represents and promotes the Laboratory to a range of stakeholders, including employees, the national security and scientific community, the media, and neighboring communities. Our mission is to promote understanding of the Laboratory and build relationships with employees and stakeholders to advance Los Alamos as the premier national security science Laboratory.

Job Description

Wanted: Science writer at Los Alamos

Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a sharp science writer who can craft engaging science stories, columns, op-eds, and other materials on a vast range of topics.

As a writer on the media relations team, you’ll be challenged every day to explore everything from the quantum to classical transition to mosquito-borne disease tracking, from neuromimetic artificial intelligence to nucleosynthesis in the early universe, from earthquake forecasting to asteroid deflection…you get the idea.

In our current recruiting effort, the Laboratory is looking to fill a junior professional position. It involves writing op-eds, columns, and news releases on a wide range of science and national security related topics and/or pitching and speaking on-the-record with members of the media.

The most qualified candidates will likely possess a journalism or communications related bachelor degree with a master’s degree preferred, at least two years of experience working in or with the news media and some education and/or experience with science communications.

To Apply

If you are interested in being considered for this full-time position, based in Los Alamos, New Mexico, send your CV and two writing samples, to Ken Adkins (