Fall Writing Intern, Quanta

Employer Simons Foundation
Location New York, NY
Type Internship
Apply by Not specified
More details https://job-openings.monster.com/fall-writing-intern-quanta-new-york-ny-us-simons-foundation/a97a31f
Posted on February 16, 2021

Description

POSITION SUMMARY
Quanta Magazine is looking for a motivated writing intern for the fall of 2021. This is an outstanding opportunity for a beginning science journalist to dive into physics, mathematics, biology and computer science while developing writing, researching, 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist editors and writers with research and fact checking; contact scientists and press officers to track down and verify information and supporting materials for articles, blog posts and other features.
  • Research, report and write Abstractions blog posts.
  • Research, pitch and develop a feature news article.
  • Manage the general inbox.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Some graduate science journalism coursework preferred

Experience

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

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Please submit a résumé and cover letter describing your interest in this position
  • Five writing clips
  • Names of two references

The Simons Foundation continues to monitor information and guidance from relevant authorities regarding the COVID-19 situation. This evolving guidance will determine whether this position will be virtual or in-person, a determination we expect to be made in the coming months.

THE SIMONS FOUNDATION’S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.