WHY JOIN AGU?
Our employees are our most valuable assets! You will feel welcomed and supported from the moment you join our team, and you will take part in strengthening and evolving our workplace culture.
We offer work-life balance and innovative benefits.
Work-life balance: remote-first organization, flexible work hours, unlimited PTO, Summer Fridays off, paid holidays.
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life Insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, wellness, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) plan, FSA, HSA, theft protection, gym reimbursement, professional development, home office equipment stipend and much more.
WHO WE ARE?
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) supports a global community of more than half a million professionals and advocates in the Earth and space sciences.
Through broad and inclusive partnerships, AGU aims to advance discovery and solution science that accelerate knowledge and create solutions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their values. Our programs include serving as a scholarly publisher, convening virtual and in-person events, and providing career support. We live our values in everything we do, such as our net-zero energy renovated building in Washington, D.C., and our Ethics and Equity Center, which fosters a diverse and inclusive geoscience community to ensure responsible conduct.
This is an exciting time to work at AGU. Every day we approach our work with a sense of purpose, and we look for others who share that passion and desire for a career with impact.
WHO YOU ARE?
At AGU we are looking for individuals who want to learn something new every day, who welcome a challenge, and are motivated to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. You will be a proactive and creative problem solver who enjoys collaborating across diverse teams.
Eos is the news magazine of AGU. The publication works with journalists and science writers to report daily on innovative Earth and space science results, produces in-depth features on research tends in the geosciences, and work with scientist authors to provide unique, behind-the-scenes perspectives on how they answer the most fascinating questions about the way our world works.
The Associate Editor is key in supporting the Managing Editor with developing daily science news and assisting the Eos production team with the print and digital editions.
WHAT YOU WILL DO?
- Generate story ideas, occasionally write articles, and coordinate to prioritize coverage.
- Provide guidance on content and writing style and enforce Eos’s high standards of journalism.
- Vet and select images for news articles and ensures proper credit and rights clearance.
- Use WordPress to publish articles on Eos.org.
- Support the production team and the Editor in Chief in producing the monthly print magazine.
- Assist with the coordination of and payments to vendors.
- Attend AGU-wide editorial meetings and occasionally work with other AGU departments to produce articles and promote awareness of aligned Eos content.
- Perform high-level quality control to ensure that Eos content is shaped to achieve the desired impact on readers and users.
- Extend the reach of the publication by identifying and developing relationships for syndication.
- Contribute to Eos social media presence by promoting articles and engaging with Eos’s active following.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING?
- 5+ years of experience in journalism, science, or related field, with a bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Familiarity with science and science news. Specific knowledge of the Earth and space sciences and their impact is desirable.
- Experience with Office 360 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Proficiency with content management systems such as WordPress, and an ability to quickly.
- Learn new systems such as project management applications and print production workflows.
- Experience operating in a digital-first news environment.
- Knowledge of taxonomy, tagging, and search engine optimization.
- Mid-level editor with ability to thoughtfully guide and rewrite news articles.
- Ability to convey complex ideas and technical language through effective, creative, and lively writing, editing, and storytelling.
- Eye for detail and a good nose for news and news strategy.
- Ability to make scientific content relatable and compelling to public audiences.
- Ability to juggle multiple priorities and be flexible while meeting tight publication deadlines.
- Listening, coaching, and communication skills.
- Effective and reliable teammate, working collaboratively with diverse people to elicit top-notch journalism.
- Demonstrated ability to recruit high-quality contributors and to network and collaborate to grow content and its impact.
- Ability to travel.
- Full Time, Exempt, remote position in many US states. (We are currently NOT hiring in WA, OR and CA)
- Hiring pay range for this position is ideally between $70K and $88K. (Maximum for this position is 105K)
- AGU will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
- Work Authorization: We will not sponsor applicants for work visas in the US.
- AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.