3 months ago
Job Summary & Purpose
Space.com’s Staff Writer write daily news stories, features and multimedia.
Overall job description:
Space.com is looking for a well-informed, sharp and hardworking staff writer with the right stuff to cover the latest astronomy discoveries, skywatching events and space launches and missions.
This person should be a space news junkie, with a keen eye for spotting which news items, discoveries, images or videos speak to a Space.com reader.
The Staff Writer will oversee Space.com’s Image of the Day, write daily stories on tight deadlines, travel for science conferences and launch/mission coverage and work with colleagues to make thoughtful decisions on whether and how to cover breaking news. This person will also work to share the space news experience with readers as warranted through social media, video and other outlets.
The Staff Writer should be enthusiastically curious, have terrific organizational skills, an enthusiasm for space science and exploration, as well as work well on a team with other editors and reporters.
Key role responsibilities:
* Write at least two stories/feature or slideshows per day.
* Find, report and edit short news quickhits and longer science features.
* Travel to science conferences, events and mission launches as news requires.
* Ensure the Space.com’s skywatching section is up to date and covering daily and monthly events.
* Work with editorial team to strategize for short and long-term coverage planning.
Essential skills and experience:
* 1-2 years writing in a news or science writing environment.
* Superb organizational skills
* Strong editing, writing and communication skills
* Familiarity with social media and video streaming (Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, etc.) for live onscene coverage
* A passion for space
* Journalism degree preferred
* Knowledge of SEO online best practices and science background a plus
We are Future
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We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join!
Future is the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors across technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, hobbies, knowledge and home interest.
We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. Our global reach is phenomenal with over 250 million consumers across 180 + world-leading brands. It’s an incredible privilege to have such a passionate audience base across our websites, magazines, social media and events.
But that’s not enough – we continue to add to our portfolio and restlessly look to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We are developing leading-edge proprietary technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.
Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform and the figures speak volumes:
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We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, France and Australia
Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.
Let’s do this!
To apply for this role please send your resume, cover letter and any relevant clips.