Editorial Assistant

Location: New York 2 Park
Job Code: 2565
# of openings: 1


Editorial Assistant

Popular Science


The editorial assistant position at Popular Science is a fantastic introduction to running a modern media organization. Working closely with the managing editor and the editor-in-chief, you’ll be a key figure in the business of creating original stories across multiple platforms. In addition to helping out with the contracts and agreements that help keep the place running, you’ll be writing, reporting, editing, fact-checking, filming, recording, livestreaming, sound-checking, brainstorming, agonizing, celebrating, re-doing, creating from scratch and anything else you can think of that happens in a modern newsroom.


Responsibilities include:


  • Fact Checking articles for print

  • Managing/editing stories across all our editorial platforms

  • Help produce social media content for Popular Science ’s Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram pages

  • Assist in social media posting

  • Writing for PopSci.com and Popular Science magazine

  • Help Managing Editor with contracts and invoices to get contributors paid

  • Administrative and other duties as needed


Skills and Requirements


  • Strong interest and/or experience in science and tech

  • One to two years experience in a related field such as writing or editing online and/or magazine content

  • Knowledge of social media practices and tactics

  • Excellent spelling and grammar

  • Ability to work fast on a small team while juggling multiple projects

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