Associate Editor, Opinion and Community

Posted On: December 7, 2023

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Simons Foundation

Company Description

A new publication for the neuroscience community, The Transmitter offers up-to-date news and analysis of the field, written by journalists and scientists.

Job Description

915 Broadway
Full time

The Transmitter's Associate Editor, Opinion and Community, engages with the neuroscience community to solicit and develop scientist-written essays and other content.

The Transmitter is an expansion of Spectrum magazine, an award-winning autism research news site intended for scientists. Like Spectrum , which remains part of The Transmitter, TT covers research developments across neuroscience primarily for a professional audience of researchers and clinicians.

The associate editor will work with the opinion and community editor to generate story leads, columns, opinion articles and other expert-written material for the site. The editor will be a key liaison with the scientific community, assessing researchers interests and needs and potentially developing new resources, in collaboration with TT's editorial team.

This is a full-time position based in our offices in New York City.


• Edit scientist-written essays and other content
• Solicit content ideas/feedback/other input from neuroscientists
• Attend conferences across the field of neuroscience to keep up to date on the latest trends and debates and to identify potential contributors
• Identify key areas of debate in the field and edit moderated discussions
• Oversee copyediting and fact-checking process for expert-written material
• Collaborate with multimedia director to help commission visuals and multimedia elements
• Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required



• Bachelor's degree
• Advanced degree in neuroscience or related field, or equivalent experience, preferred


• Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience including editing and communicating with scientists
• Journalism experience preferred

Related Skills & Other Requirements

• Ability to shape opinion pieces and sharpen scientist-written essays
• Ability to translate challenging technical material into plain English
• Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects


• The full-time annual compensation range for this position is $75,000 - $85,000, depending on experience.
• In addition to competitive salaries, the Simons Foundation provides employees with an outstanding benefits package.


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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