SciShow Editor/Writer Application

We’re seeking an experienced full-time science editor/writer to contribute to SciShow, one of YouTube’s most viewed and trusted sources of science information.

Our videos cover everything from what dinosaurs tasted like to the light spectrum of antimatter. We look for the most fascinating stories out there, and we share them with viewers who are as passionate about science as we are.

We talk to people with intelligence, clarity, hopefully a little wit, and most of all, an abiding sense of wonder about the universe.

Applicants should have an academic background in a scientific discipline, and demonstrated experience writing about science 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 editing several scripts per week, writing occasional scripts between 500 and 2000 words, fact checking, assigning stories to freelancers, 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 January 23, 2019, 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

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Please put in up to three links to your published work if available. SciShow-like stuff, of course, preferred.
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Tell us a bit about yourself, including insights into which aspects or disciplines of science you've covered. *
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Please give us 2-3 examples of SciShow videos by listing the title for each, a brief description of what you would cover in each, and what each video would contribute to science communication. *
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