C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) produces authoritative, award-winning journalism from around the world of chemistry, including recent advances in research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. It is published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society dedicated to a single discipline, and is widely considered one of the major benefits of membership. C&EN’s weekly print magazine reaches approximately 157,000 members of ACS, and its daily website receives more than 7 million page views per year.
Provide breaking news and analysis about the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries that is of interest to readers of C&EN.
Identify potential feature stories about chemistry-relevant topics in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, including stories about technology trends, important disease areas, biotech company formation and funding, and regulatory drivers.
Conduct interviews and gather information that leads to accurate and balanced stories for all platforms.
Construct sophisticated and complex multiplatform story packages that conform to C&EN style and meet deadlines, with a particular eye to mobile. Conceptualize and work with C&EN’s Media Production Lab team to create graphics, infographics, and other digital story forms that engage and inform audiences used to consuming their news on mobile.
Develop contacts in the biotech business and research communities and related disciplines through attendance at industry events, email and phone interaction, and social media audience building.
Proven skill in news and feature reporting and writing.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources, including interviews and scientific papers.
Track record of conceptualizing and creating visual, shareable content of interest to a scientifically sophisticated audience.
Knowledge of and comfort with using social media to engage audiences.
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A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related scientific field is required; education in science or business journalism is desirable. Three to five years of experience writing about science is required. Demonstrated storytelling and oral communication skills, and the ability to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources, including interviews, are also required. Social media and multimedia skills are strong assets.
Along with a resume, applicants must submit three samples of their published work; multimedia examples are welcome. Tell us in a cover letter what you can bring to this reporting position.
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