Newsweek, Science reporter
Job title: Science reporter
Division: Editorial London Bureau
Reports to: Science Editor
Working hours: Full-time
Newsweek is seeking a full-time Science Reporter to join our London team.
The Science Reporter will be able to source, pitch and write news and feature articles based around current affairs, health, nature, space and trending topics—connecting all with an interesting take on popular science. They will have a strong understanding of digital journalism and the needs of a fast-paced newsroom. They will be well-organized, confident, and experienced in contacting experts for comment on their stories.
The Science Reporter should be able to use social media and other platforms to identify trending topics and conceive original articles. They will conduct interviews and forward-plan for events. They will craft engaging stories for an American audience.
Reporters with an interest/experience in certain areas should make this clear in their cover letter. While particular areas of interest are welcomed, the successful candidate will be versatile and confident writing across a range of topics. The candidate does not need scientific qualifications, but an eye for scientific detail is an advantage.
The candidate will be responsible for ensuring high-quality coverage that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism.
- Write several news stories per day.
- Pitch, research and write original stories and features.
- Check facts and sources and ensure content is of the highest possible standard.
- Contact experts for comment.
- Work with editors to ensure copy meets Newsweek’s house style and quality standards.
- Perform any other reasonable duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business.
- Detailed knowledge of key topics, such as nature, space, health and Earth sciences. An interest in U.S. politics is beneficial.
- Experience in a reporting role covering scientific topics for a reputable organization.
- Capable of working to tight deadlines.