Newsweek, Science Reporter

United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Sep 2022

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Consumer Publication, Magazine, News
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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.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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.

Person Specification:

  • 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.


Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years.

Newsweek provides the latest news, in-depth analysis and ideas about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. In addition to its online and mobile presence, Newsweek publishes weekly English print editions in the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia as well as editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Serbian and Spanish.

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