Business Journalist

New York, New York

Date Posted November 18, 2019
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Health/Science
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The American Chemical Society is looking for a Business Journalist to join C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) in their Publications Division.

Overview:  C&EN

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) produces authoritative, award-winning journalism from around the world of chemistry, including research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. It is published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society dedicated to a single discipline, and is widely considered one of the major benefits of membership. C&EN’s weekly magazine reaches approximately 150,000 members of ACS, and its daily website receives more than 7 million page views per year.


Position Summary:


Required Skills:

  1. Proven skill in news and feature reporting and writing for multiple platforms.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources.
  3. Track record of conceptualizing and creating visual, shareable content of interest to a scientifically sophisticated audience.
  4. Proven skill with social media, including developing a social media profile of your own to engage audiences and report stories.


Required Experience:

A bachelor’s degree is required; a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related scientific field is preferred; education in science or business journalism is desirable. One to three years of experience writing about science and/or science-based business is required. Strong news judgement, good writing and editing skills, and good oral communication skills are required. Experience creating content for newsletters, social media, audio, and/or video are all strong assets.

Along with a resume, applicants must submit three samples of their published work; multimedia examples are welcome. Tell us in a cover letter what you can bring to this reporting position.


Job Location: Flexible, reporting to the Executive Editor for Business, based in New York City.


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