Eons Editor/Writer Application

Complexly is seeking an experienced paleontology editor/writer to contribute to Eons, one of YouTube’s most viewed and trusted natural history channels.

If you watch Eons, you know how we talk to people: with intelligence, clarity, hopefully a little wit, and an abiding sense of wonder about the universe.

Applicants should have an academic background in biology/paleontology/natural history, and demonstrated experience writing about it for a popular, non-academic audience.

Experience in and understanding of online media and YouTube would also be wonderful. An awareness of both why people click on things and how to write things that aren't mindless clickbait are preferred.

Responsibilities include assigning and editing scripts, rigorous fact checking, generating pitches, and being thoughtful and kind.

Your writing must be:

--100% bullet-proof and fact-checked accurate;
--completely freaking fascinating;
--entertaining, by which we mean “witty” more than just “funny”; and
--passionate about imparting hard science to humanity in a way that is both educational and engaging.

If your experience hits these marks, then prove it!

Fill out and submit this application by February 12, 2019, 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

This is a part-time contracted position at 10-20 hours per week and work is done remotely. Pay is $20 per hour.

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Highest Degree Achieved *
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Please put in up to three links to your published work if available. Eons-like stuff, of course, preferred.
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Tell us a bit about yourself, including which aspects or disciplines of science you've covered. *
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In lieu of a resume, please list your educational background and any relevant experience. *
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Submit two or three pitches for what you think would be really excellent Eons episodes. Include title, a paragraph describing the angle you'd like to take, the narrative arc you'd like to build, and the scientific principles you'd be teaching people. [Pro tip: We don't do explainer videos. We tell stories] *
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