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Newsweek, Science Reporter, Nature

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive salary
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Consumer Publication, Online, News

Job Details

Newsweek is seeking a full-time Nature Reporter to join our London team.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the intersections between current affairs events and science news, with a keen focus on nature, the environment and animals. They will demonstrate knowledge of emerging science, methodologies, and breakthroughs. They will have a skillful approach to writing engaging stories for an American audience.

Topics expected to be covered include but are not limited to: Extreme weather events and natural disasters, water supply and quality concerns (e.g. Lake Mead water level and PFAS pollutants), emergent diseases (H5N1), pollution, biodiversity, conservation and ecosystems, energy production, animal behaviour, human-animal interactions and the relationship between built and natural environment.

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

The Nature 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 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.


  • Relevant editorial 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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