Fall Writing Intern, Quanta Magazine

Employer Quanta Magazine
Location New York, NY
Type Internship
Apply by Not specified
Posted on June 10, 2024

Description

POSITION SUMMARY
Quanta Magazine is looking for a motivated writing intern for the fall of 2024. This is an outstanding opportunity for a beginning science journalist to dive into physics, mathematics, biology and computer science while developing writing, reporting, fact checking and general editorial skills.

This paid internship has a 24-hour-per-week minimum requirement. It will take place between September and December on-site in the Simons Foundation offices in New York City.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pitch, research, report and write news articles.
  • Assist editors with research and fact checking.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Experience

  • A background or strong interest in reporting and writing about physics, mathematics, biology or computer science.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position
  • Five writing clips

COMPENSATION

  • This internship pays $20 to $25 per hour, depending on experience.

ABOUT QUANTA

Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science. Our reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in-depth and well-crafted articles for our broad, discerning audience. In addition to many other awards and accolades, Quanta won the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2022 and a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2020. Quanta has syndication partnerships with Wired, The Atlantic and other publications, has published two books (Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy) and our articles have been translated into several languages.

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