Posted On: April 19, 2022
Media Organization: Simons Foundation
Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science.
Quanta is seeking a writer or editor to contribute to the magazine's award-winning math section. This incoming wordsmith will be tasked with finding the most exciting developments in the world of mathematics and sharing them with our global audience. The successful candidate will also regularly collaborate on the development of artwork, graphics, videos and other multimedia features.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished math or science journalist, a superb writer with impeccable news judgment, and a diehard advocate for the highest standards in journalism and scientific accuracy.
The level of this position is flexible and will be based on experience. We will consider applications from both reporters and editors.
This is a full-time position based in our offices in New York City.
•Contribute to Quanta's journalistic coverage of mathematics research from initial story ideas and pitches through the editorial, design and production process.
•Collaborate with art team on artwork, photos, graphics, videos and multimedia.
•Candidates considered at the editor level will recruit, manage and coach freelance math writers.
•At least two+ years' experience covering science or math for established publications as a reporter and/or editor. Additional experience reporting on or editing other topics and content types is a plus.
•Must be passionate about mathematics and mathematics-related disciplines, with a demonstrated awareness of current developments in the field.
•Must be comfortable writing and/or editing news and feature articles under Web deadlines and be fluent in the best print editing standards and online conventions.
•Must be detail-oriented and organized, and demonstrate command of the highest standards of written English.
•Must be an excellent communicator and team player who thrives in a collaborative setting.
•Basic familiarity with WordPress is desirable, as is familiarity with Web metrics, social media and SEO.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
•Five writing or editing work samples
•Names of three references
Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science. Our reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in-depth and well-crafted articles for our broad, discerning audience. Among other awards and accolades for its science journalism, Quanta was awarded a 2020 National Magazine Award for general excellence. Quanta has syndication partnerships with Wired, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Washington Post and other publications, has published two books (Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy) and our articles have been translated into several languages.
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