Space Reporter

Massachusetts, United States
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Publishing
Department: Technology Review
School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SPACE REPORTERMIT Technology Review (TR), to provide coverage of important trends throughout the world of technology, with a focus on space exploration and industry. Will craft a newsletter (appearing twice weekly) and write regular stories for TR’s website; define the mix/type of stories most relevant to readers interested in this area of coverage, which may include assigning work to experts; work closely with the news and newsletters editor and executive editor to create a strategy and set of tactics for ensuring outstanding coverage; and build a strong public presence and expertise in the area of coverage. Integration with the social media team and close collaboration with the events and marketing teams will be critical to successfully broadening outreach and growing newsletter readership.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least one year of journalism experience, preferably in science and/or technology; bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field; track record of accurate reporting and well-written stories for a wide audience about complex subjects; desire to build a new journalism product and customer experience; interest in telling stories in different formats about people creating new technologies; and meticulous attention to accuracy.  Must be able work under tight deadlines and a fast pace; identify important, relevant stories and turn those ideas into compelling, clear, and insightful articles; and work in a collaborative manner with colleagues across disciplines.  Facility with promoting content on social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.); comfort working with platforms such as Mailchimp or HubSpot; and experience with data visualization tools preferred. Advanced degree and experience in technology or science journalism a plus. Job #17513-6

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.