Science Reporter, Inverse

Remote

Full Time
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Posted 2 weeks ago

Inverse is looking for a part-time Science reporter with a track record of and enthusiasm for writing about the natural world. 
You should have at least one year of experience reporting on climate, biology, or the natural world, but curiosity, critical thinking skills, and a flair for science communication are your most important assets. You should feel comfortable explaining the story within a topic.
If you can explain a scientific finding, place it within the larger context, and do it with style and panache, then we want to hear from you. If you understand the challenges that come with writing about climate change, and you are excited to offer takeaways that Inverse readers can put into practice, then please apply. 
At Inverse, we take science seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We privilege great storytelling, original reporting, and unexpected angles on the news. Our readers are smart, young, and ready to learn something new about their world and themselves — we need a reporter who can explain hard science for a mass audience with authority (and a sense of humor). 
Are you excited to write about studies detailing what the genes of extinct species reveal about their lives? Can you show why the melting permafrost affects readers, no matter where they are in the world? Can you take a news story on invasive rodents and turn it into a science-backed explainer on how to combat them? If yes, then we want to hear from you. 
This is a part-time, remote position, equating to 28 hours a week. You will write one to two stories per day and participate in a morning pitch meeting alongside the rest of the science team. 
To apply, please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and three story pitches, one of which should be for an evergreen, search-friendly explainer.

Responsibilities

  • Research and write “explainer” articles in areas of space, nature, and health
  • Interview sources over the phone or email
  • Develop pitches for explainers based on editor guidance
  • Adhere to Inverse house style
  • Attend weekday morning pitch meetings

Requirements

  • One year of experience reporting on climate, biology, or the natural world
  • Availability to work remotely a maximum of 28 hours a week
  • Internship, fellowship, or freelance experience at a digital publication
Bustle Digital Group (BDG) is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 82 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, W, Romper, Input, and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.
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