If you’re reading this, then you’re a member of the SciShow community. And now’s your chance to make the community even better!
We’re seeking an experienced full-time science writer/editor to contribute to SciShow, one of YouTube’s most viewed and trusted sources of science information.
Since you watch SciShow, you know how we talk to people: with intelligence, clarity, hopefully a little wit, and an abiding sense of wonder about the universe.
Applicants should have an academic background in a scientific discipline, and demonstrated experience writing about science for a popular, non-academic audience.
Experience in and understanding of online media and YouTube would also be wonderful. An awareness of both why people click on things and how to write things that aren’t mindless clickbait drivel are preferred.
Responsibilities include writing several episodes per week between 500 and 1500 words, fact checking yourself and others, assigning stories to freelancers, generating pitches, marketing content, and being thoughtful and kind.
Your writing must be:
- 100% bullet-proof and fact-checked accurate;
- completely freaking fascinating;
- entertaining, by which we mean “witty” more than just “funny”; and
- passionate about imparting hard science to humanity in a way that is both educational and engaging.
If your experience hits these marks, then prove it!
Fill out the online application here by October 21, 2016.
WE NEED MORE NERDS!!!