Editorial Associate

Posted On: December 18, 2020

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Simons Foundation

Company Description

Simons Foundation

Job Description

160 Fifth Avenue
Full time

Position Summary

Reporting to the Editor of SFARI.org, the Editorial Associate is responsible for providing editorial support for SFARI.org.

SFARI.org and its associated newsletter are the definitive sources of information about SFARI science, including information about funding, resources, research, news and events. SFARI has a budget of $90 million a year and supports over 300 investigators around the world.

The Editorial Associate will work closely with the Editor on tasks to maintain the website, internal and external communications, and research and will produce engaging social media posts in line with the programs' strategies.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

*Assist with creating, updating and editing copy for webpages to keep information on the website(s) up-to-date and functional; may occasionally contribute writing.
*Establish and maintain good working relationships with principal investigators, SFARI science team members, freelance writers/editors/copyeditors and act as primary point of contact for requesting information, sending assignments, coordination of website-related activities.
*Prepare materials for internal and external meetings
*Research photos/images
*Research content for social media and draft social media posts
*Liaise with web producers about website updates and changes
*Take on special projects as needed, such as helping with another SFARI website, autismbrainnet.org.

Minimum Qualifications


*Bachelor's degree required
*Master's degree in a relevant area (biology, genetics, neuroscience, psychology) preferred


*2-3 years of prior relevant work experience
*Knowledge of academic/scientific writing, publishing, journals, websites.
*Interest in autism science is a plus.

Related Skills & Other Requirements

*Excellent interpersonal skills with all levels of the organization and external communities
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Comfort working independently but also works well as part of the team
*Strong administrative and organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to balance and prioritize workload under deadlines and multiple commitments
*Strong computer skills, particularly with Google and Microsoft products; experience with WordPress is helpful but not required.


*Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position.

The Simons Foundation's Diversity Commitment

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.



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