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Newsweek, Science (Psychology) Reporter

United Kingdom
Competitive salary
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Newsweek is seeking a full-time Science Reporter with a specialism in psychology to join our London team. 

The ideal candidate will have detailed knowledge of cutting-edge research and developments in the field of psychology with a keen understanding of how emerging trends, methodologies, and breakthroughs intersect with current affairs, news and social trends. They will have a skillful approach to writing engaging stories for an American audience.  

A degree or strong foundation in a relevant field of psychology, familiarity with the ethical considerations and implications of psychological research, and the ability to approach sensitive topics with empathy and objectivity, are attributes highly valued for this role. 

Topics expected to be covered include, but are not limited to: Cognitive psychology; behavioral neuroscience; clinical psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; educational psychology; positive psychology; psychological disorders; workplace psychology; health psychology; and emerging trends. 

Additionally, the Science Reporter should be able to tackle a broad range of general popular science topics, including current affairs, health, nature, space, physics, biology, paleontology, archaeology and trending topics. 

The Science Reporter will be able to research, source, pitch, and write several stories each day, including breaking news, original news and features, interviews, and exclusives. They will obtain source and expert comments, and use authoritative primary sources. They will produce vibrant, concise and clean copy to deadline. 

The successful candidate will have several years of experience in a reporting role at a reputable organization. They will have a strong understanding of digital journalism and the needs of a fast-paced newsroom. They will have a skillful approach to writing engaging stories. They will be adept at monitoring social media, Google Trends and other news-gathering tools to find and identify stories and topics of interest to a U.S. audience. 

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring high-quality coverage that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism. 

Place of Work: Our office is based in London but you will have the ability to work from home anywhere in the UK. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, source, pitch, and write several stories each day. 
  • Research and write original features. 
  • Scour multiple social media for stories and emerging trends. 
  • Check facts and sources and ensure content is of the highest possible standard. 
  • Work with editors to ensure your work meets house style. 
  • Ensure Newsweek delivers high-quality reporting that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism. 
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business. 


  • Several years of relevant experience in a reporting role for a reputable organization. 
  • Organization and planning skills. 
  • SEO and online journalism skills. 
  • Familiarity covering U.S. news and trends. 
  • Familiarity with using social media, Google Trends and other news discovery tools to find stories. 
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines. 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours. 



Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 90 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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