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Maryland Sea Grant
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 300
College Park, Maryland (United States)

Phone: 301-405-7500

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Science writer

Job ID: 54722
Job Views: 165
Location: College Park, Maryland, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Publishing
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 60000
Posted: 03.09.2018

Job Description

The Science Writer/Editor will work to explain and share findings from scientists, extension agents, and other sources to help advance public understanding and management of Maryland's natural resources. The successful finalist will join Maryland Sea Grant's communications staff of 3 to 4 professionals and university students who produce print, videos, and web-based content for the general public and specialized audiences on topics such as pollution reduction, oyster aquaculture, fisheries management, and climate-change adaptation. Our publications include an award winning print magazine, Chesapeake Quarterly (; technical syntheses; highly regarded documentaries; and an extensive online and social media presence. Duties of this position also include editing text, posting to social media, and contributing ideas for graphics and publication design. In addition, the candidate will spend a quarter of his or her time creating communications products describing the outreach projects of Maryland Sea Grant's extension specialists within the University of Maryland Extension program.

Job Requirements

We prefer candidates who have held a full-time job for at least two years writing about science or the environment. We encourage applicants who have completed course work in science writing and who have demonstrated an interest in narrative journalism.

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