Junior Science Writer

Posted On: March 26, 2019

Journalism Job

Media Organization: American Institute of Physics

Company Description

The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.

As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that:

Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
Enable and foster collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community.

AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.

AIP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership corporation.

For more information, see the Quick Guide to AIP Products & Services pdf

Goals & core activities
Supporting our Member Societies to benefit the collective membership and the broader scientific community. Member and Affiliated Society representatives gather each year for the Assembly of Society Officers.

Advancing the physical sciences with reliable science news and information.

Tracking employment and education trends through statistical reports that have charted the progress of physics for more than six decades.

Fostering connections between science and industry by creating strong ties between corporate leaders and the larger physics community.

Preserving the past through the archival collections and outreach programs of AIP's History Programs.

Cultivating tomorrow's physicists through support of undergraduate physics, as well as initiatives to shape and energize science education.

Promoting science in the public realm by advocating sound science policy to Congress, and through outreach to the general public.

Job Description

The AIP Media Services Division is seeking a Jr. Science Writer to support the Media Services Project Manager in the 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. The ideal candidate will be an individual contributor and will work independently under limited supervision. He/she 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.


Bachelor's degree in a field of science or journalism/communications/English and 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.
Good writing and editing skills, communications skills and news sense.
Proficiency in Microsoft software - Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

The Institute offers an outstanding benefits package and opportunities to learn and advance. We are located in College Park, MD, close to the Metro Green line.

[Company Details & Benefits]
The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access. Learn more at www.aip.org

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply

Submit Application, Cover letter and resume through the below link.