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New York City    Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019
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The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that, since 1817, has been committed to advancing science, technology, & society worldwide. With more than 20,000 members in 100 countries around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, & increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at


JOB TITLE:  Science Writing Associate                                                                      

DEPARTMENT: eBriefings

REPORTS TO:  Editorial Manager



The New York Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the continuation of its Science Writing Associates Program, which gives New York metropolitan area graduate students & postdocs the opportunity to build their writing skills & credentials. Each Associate will attend up to three Academy symposia in their area of expertise & will contribute a 1,200-1,500 word event summary for each symposium, to be featured among the eBriefings on the Academys website: Associates will also submit ideas for social sharing to promote each eBriefing they write.


eBriefings are unique multimedia presentations that include meeting summaries written by science writers & scientists, a selection of speakers slides & audio, & links to other related information. This material is valuable to specialists as well as to the general scientific community worldwide. eBriefings are viewed by thousands of visitors to our website each month & are also shared extensively on social media.


Science Writing Associates will be credited with authorship of the eBriefings they write & will receive $150.00 per symposium for their contribution. All symposia will take place at our conference center in New York City.


Areas of coverage include: Life & Medical Sciences; Environmental Science; Nutrition; & Science Education, Professional Development, & Public Policy



Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters, PhD, or postdoctoral program & have expertise in one of the areas of coverage outlined above. Demonstrated broad scientific perspective & experience with scientific writing a plus. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. & must have permission to do off-campus work for payment. Non-U.S. students must submit an I-20 form completed by your school/university that authorizes you to work off-campus.



Applications must include a resume & cover letter. The application, submitted as a single PDF or Microsoft Word file, should contain: (i) your resume, (ii) a letter describing your area of research expertise & writing experience, (iii) a 300-400-word writing assignment (details below), & (iv) two suggested tweets that might encourage users to read the summary included in your writing assignment.



December 16, 2019

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