Deputy Editor

Documented is a growing news organization and we are seeking a Deputy Editor to help shape and oversee our news coverage. We have five full-time reporters covering a wide range of issues and communities. The Deputy Editor will work with these reporters to sharpen their ideas and copy to produce stories in response to the news cycle as well as evergreen content and features about long standing issues in New York City.

The ideal candidate will help elevate Documented’s coverage and bring it closer to the day-to-day news cycle. This person will have experience working in a fast-paced digital newsroom but is open to reporting in new and innovative ways. We pride ourselves on producing news with input from the immigrant communities we seek to serve, allowing them to help shape our coverage.

Documented seeks candidates who are passionate about working with writers from diverse backgrounds. This role will involve managing and taking part in the recruitment of new reporters and editors. An interest in being a manager and helping shape people’s careers, as well as their stories, is an important requirement for this role.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom by working with people with backgrounds that reflect the population of New York City. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.

Job duties:

Edit news stories and features
Commission stories from freelancers, staff writers and occasionally photographers and illustrators
Find and recruit freelance writers
Collaborate with our Newsletter Writer to determining what we’ll cover in our thrice-weekly newsletter, Early Arrival
Help manage and mentor Documented’s staff reporters

Job requirements:

Over four years of experience working in news, either digital or print
Experience editing stories in a digital newsroom
A strong understanding of how to measure success of a story from digital analytics to impact
Ability to work with journalists of diverse backgrounds

Preferred qualities (these are not required qualities but will be held in high regard):

You have a documented history of impact in your previous roles as an editor or reporter
Knowledge of the immigration system in the US and/or New York City
Language skills (we publish in English, Spanish, Chinese and Haitian Creole)

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this role is $80,000-100,000 depending on experience. Health and dental benefits and four weeks paid time off are provided. This job is a hybrid of in-person at our New York office and at home. We highly value lived experiences in the issues we cover as a news organization. We also understand the difficult work realities due to the pandemic and are open to accommodating people with different work requirements.

Staff Writer, Computer Science (Quanta)

POSITION SUMMARY

Quanta Magazine is seeking a first-rate reporter to identify and cover newsworthy developments in machine learning, quantum computing, computational complexity, algorithms, cryptography and other areas of theoretical computer science. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished science journalist eager to scour journals and engage with experts to learn about the latest discoveries and important trends in computer science, before presenting it as engaging and accessible prose for a general audience. Successful candidates will also be superb writers with impeccable news judgment, as well as diehard advocates for the highest standards in journalism and scientific accuracy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

• Pitch, report and write news articles, features, interviews and explainers about theoretical computer science.
• Develop a stable of expert sources to help stay informed about the most important and interesting research happening today.
• Collaborate with editors throughout the editorial and fact-checking process and partner with the design team in the development of artwork, graphics, videos and other associated features.
• Occasionally write about other science and math topics as needed.
• Attend and report from scientific meetings and conferences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• At least two years of experience as a journalist covering computer science or a related field, preferably for a major science publication.
• Familiarity with computer science concepts and research and a demonstrated knowledge of current developments.
• Must be comfortable writing news and feature articles under web deadlines and be fluent in the best print editing standards and online conventions.
• Must be detail-oriented, organized and an excellent communicator demonstrating command of the highest standards of written English.
• Must be an excellent communicator and team player who thrives in a collaborative setting.
• Must be eager to grow as both a reporter and a writer.
• Basic familiarity with web metrics and SEO is a plus.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

• Resume
• Cover letter describing your interest in the position
• At least five published work samples and a link to a portfolio if available.

ABOUT QUANTA

Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundationto 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.

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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Curator/Editor, Weather and Climate

Job Summary

Apple News provides millions of users with trusted journalism from leading publishers around the globe. Editors at Apple News highlight the best and most engaging content on our platform and make real-time decisions based on the day’s events, curate content, write copy, and work cross-functionally to support News projects and goals.

The ideal candidate for this contract role will have strong editorial judgment, excellent curation and headline-writing skills, and will have a genuine interest and/or demonstrated experience in weather, climate, and science news. Can be located in New York City, Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), Austin, or Culver City.

Responsibilities include:

- Source, select and curate stories for weather and climate coverage across key areas of Apple News, with an emphasis on accuracy, quality, and engagement
- Write sharp and engaging headlines with the Apple News audience in mind, guiding them through day-to-day weather coverage and extreme weather events
- Work with copy editors to ensure your work meets all aspects of our house style
- Work with editorial team members to ensure that the best weather and climate stories and publishers get the most exposure possible
- Communicate with editors at a variety of publications, and help them achieve success on the platform
- Work cross-collaboratively with teammates and internal partners to create strategies for climate storytelling, weather events and weather news coverage
- Surface bugs and other performance issues
- May be required to work nights or weekends

Key qualifications

- Strong editorial judgment, excellent headline-writing skills, and can make curation decisions independently when news breaks
- Experience in using a variety of CMSs and a keen understanding of the tools that support state-of-the-art editorial
- Proficient with data and analytics, and can responsibly incorporate user behavior into editorial strategy
- Thorough knowledge of, and/or genuine interest in, in working with and explaining weather or climate to a general audience
- Experience with, and a preference for, working collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team

Video Producer, Quanta Magazine

POSITION SUMMARY

Quanta Magazine seeks an enthusiastic and experienced video producer to collaborate on the production of animated explainers, hosted series and short documentaries about the life sciences, physics, computer science and mathematics.

Quanta 's YouTube channel is reimagining the art of science video production. The incoming producer will report to and assist the director of video in creating high-quality videos featuring compelling stories, deeply researched science and math concepts, thoughtful interviews with experts, and artful visuals that make learning intuitive and fun.

The ideal candidate will be a deft video editor; a writer who can turn a dense topic into an enthralling narrative journey; and an experienced video/film producer. This is a dynamic opportunity for a video professional looking for a creative and intellectually-stimulating role on an award-winning team. If you love going down a rabbit hole to learn about quantum physics, neuroscience and number theory - and if you're up to the challenge of creating a story and visual treatment to make these complex concepts shine - then this role is for you.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

• In collaboration with the director of video, produce animated video explainers, hosted series, and short documentaries about the life sciences, physics, computer science and mathematics.
• Writing: Develop pitches for explainers and series episodes, identify experts to partner with, conduct extensive research on the topic and write engaging and informative scripts.
• Directing/producing: Direct experts through narration recording for explainers, create storyboards for illustration and animation, project-manage the animation workflow, create a sound mix with SFX and music cues, and manage deliverables through publication.
• Managing short documentary shoots: Conduct research, perform outreach to high-quality local production crew, contribute interview questions, scout for visual opportunities, create a shooting schedule, collaborate with crew and subject on location and perform other production tasks as needed.
• Editing: Source archival material, select music tracks, and complete color and sound passes.
• Help assemble creative teams for new projects, including illustrators, animators, additional producers, cinematographers and editors.
• Support: Provide ongoing support to streamline project management, workflow and inter-departmental communication.
• Socials: Partner with Quanta 's engagement editor to create social assets for videos as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• A degree in video, film or media journalism, or equivalent professional experience.
• At least 4 years of experience writing, editing and producing videos.
• Expertise in Adobe Premiere and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.
• An enthusiastic interest in science communication.
• A proactive, fast learner who can research deeply and problem-solve, especially when confronted with unfamiliar tasks or subject matter.
• An excellent judge of video quality with an understanding of animation, cinematography, editing, production, and post-production processes that contribute to success.
• An innovative visual storyteller with a sharp eye for design and high art.
• A superior verbal, written and interpersonal communicator.
• Desirable: Familiarity with Adobe After Effects; experience producing or writing science content.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

• Resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position.
• Three to five video samples (with scripts where applicable) that demonstrate mastery of the following skills: video editing, producing and writing.

ABOUT QUANTA

Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundationto 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. Quanta has syndication partnerships with Wired , The Atlantic 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.

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.

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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Enterprise Reporter

Spectrum is an autism news site intended for scientists, although many non-scientists read us too. We are looking for an Enterprise Reporter to boost investigative reporting on our site, a talented reporter who is excited to analyze data from autism research, pursue public records requests and develop important stories to engage our core audience of researchers.

This is an opportunity for tenacious reporter looking to break important stories and dive into a growing field. You'll take on long-term writing assignments, working with our enterprise editor on feature stories. You'll also write deeply-reported news analyses and contribute to multimedia projects. You'll work with our team to find the stories behind the numbers in autism research, hold scientists accountable and spot trends by connecting dots.

 

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Staff Writer, Computer Science (Quanta)

POSITION SUMMARY

Quanta Magazine is seeking a first-rate reporter to identify and cover newsworthy developments in machine learning, quantum computing, computational complexity, algorithms, cryptography and other areas of theoretical computer science. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished science journalist eager to scour journals and engage with experts to learn about the latest discoveries and important trends in computer science, before presenting it as engaging and accessible prose for a general audience. Successful candidates will also be superb writers with impeccable news judgment, as well as diehard advocates for the highest standards in journalism and scientific accuracy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
• Pitch, report and write news articles, features, interviews and explainers about theoretical computer science.
• Develop a stable of expert sources to help stay informed about the most important and interesting research happening today.
• Collaborate with editors throughout the editorial and fact-checking process and partner with the design team in the development of artwork, graphics, videos and other associated features.
• Occasionally write about other science and math topics as needed.
• Attend and report from scientific meetings and conferences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• At least two years of experience as a journalist covering computer science or a related field, preferably for a major science publication.
• Familiarity with computer science concepts and research and a demonstrated knowledge of current developments.
• Must be comfortable writing news and feature articles under web deadlines and be fluent in the best print editing standards and online conventions.
• Must be detail-oriented, organized and an excellent communicator demonstrating command of the highest standards of written English.
• Must be an excellent communicator and team player who thrives in a collaborative setting.
• Must be eager to grow as both a reporter and a writer.
• Basic familiarity with web metrics and SEO is a plus.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
• Resume
• Cover letter describing your interest in the position
• At least five published work samples and a link to a portfolio if available.

ABOUT QUANTA

Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundationto 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.

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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PART-TIME GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION AND BUSINESS WRITER

You will be expected to file five well-written and reported stories each month of approximately 500 words each. Stories will be assigned by the editor, but the writer will be encouraged to pitch stories that are of interest to our readers.

Applicant should have a demonstrated interest in reporting on government, education or business. There will be opportunities to write on other topics, however.

Enterprise Reporter

Spectrum is an autism news site intended for scientists, although many non-scientists read us too. We are looking for an experienced and savvy enterprise reporter to boost investigative reporting on our site, a talented reporter who is excited to analyze data from autism research, pursue public records requests and develop important, impactful stories to inspire and engage our core audience of researchers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for tenacious reporter looking to break important stories and dive into an exciting and rapidly growing field. You'll take on long-term writing assignments, working with our enterprise editor on feature stories. You'll also write deeply-reported news analyses and contribute to multimedia projects. You'll work with our award-winning team to find the stories behind the numbers in autism research, hold scientists accountable and spot trends by connecting dots.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assess the news value of data and data analysis.
• Report and write enterprise news and long-form stories and help inform the direction of accompanying graphics and interactive applications.
• Collaborate with Spectrum 's team of reporters and editors to challenge story ideas, generate discussion and find fresh angles and leads.
• Build new forms of storytelling to convey ideas that aren't best communicated with text alone.
• Cultivate sources, embed yourself in the community and be the first to know about trends and provocative advances.
• Attend and report from conferences.
• Keep abreast of trends in digital storytelling and investigative reporting.
• Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education
• Bachelor's degree

Experience
• At least three years of experience in investigative reporting

Related Skills & Other Requirements
• Attention to detail and ability to thoroughly check work for accuracy
• Working knowledge of Excel
• Strong analytical, research and investigative skills
• Experience with public-records requests
• Familiarity with math and basic statistics for data analysis

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
• Please submit a rsum, a portfolio of your work 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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Freelance Reporter

Newsweek is looking for a full-time freelance reporter to work with the magazine team for the next six months, taking on assignments for the weekly issue and special projects. The ideal candidate will have at least three to five years’ reporting and writing experience (both print and digital) and is comfortable working on stories across a wide range of subjects, which may include politics, U.S. and international news, culture/entertainment, travel, health, technology and business. Experience working on a weekly publication under tight deadlines is a plus, as is knowledge of SEO and social best practices. We’re a small, collegial team of deeply experienced editors and writers working within a large, news-driven media brand. This position is remote and pays $25/hour for a 40-hour week for six months (start date is flexible but as soon as possible—we’re eager to get started).

Senior Editor - Pharmacy Practice News

McMahon Group, a leading provider of clinical newspapers, educational projects and custom media, is looking for a detail-oriented, highly organized editorial candidate who can work independently but also collaborate with sales/publishing teams and complete all assigned tasks on schedule.

Editorial position offers potential career growth opportunity.

This is a flexible remote position, but the right candidate must have access to NYC for occasional on-site meetings.

Responsibilities for senior editor include, but are not limited to, the following:

*Edit news articles for web and print newspaper (AP style)
*Page-proof print publications using InCopy, Adobe and related tools
*Write news articles for web and print: features, meeting coverage, FDA approvals, etc.
*Post articles to web as needed using proprietary Content Management System
*Attend 4-5 medical/pharmacy meetings per year, help coordinate news coverage
*Work with editorial board/publication team on content for annual edition of clinician-written reviews; find authors; track and edit manuscripts (AMA style); adhere to production schedule and manage all key production steps
*Attend and participate in annual editorial board meetings
*Capture video and post at meetings; develop and post podcasts and other multimedia content

Skills and Requirements:

*Bachelor’s degree (required) in English/Journalism/Communications; advanced degree and clinical experience desirable
*Must have more than 5 years of journalism/communication experience covering complex medical/health topics.
*Strong detail-oriented writing and editing skills, including the ability to adapt material for multiple channels (print and digital) and to handle periods where writing is the dominant part of workload.
*An eye for sharp, engaging leads/headlines and an ability to fact-check and ensure fair balance.
*Ability to manage multiple projects across different therapeutic areas and markets
*A strong team player who can work independently but also collaborate with sales/publishing team and complete all assigned tasks on schedule
*Ability to work with social media editor to promote print and web content, boost website traffic and build brand awareness
*Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and grace under pressure
*Must possess experience with video-editing programs like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro