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18 Aug 2021

Full-Time Science Writer

American Institute of Physics – Posted by aiphr@aip.org College Park, Maryland, United States

Job Description


The American Institute of Physics is seeking an experienced and collaborative Science Writer to join our Media Services team. The Science Writer will cover a variety of topics, producing content that promotes the latest research to the scientific community while enhancing public awareness and media coverage of AIP, AIP Publishing journals, and the AIP Member Societies.

This position will require collaboration with colleagues throughout the Institute to produce innovative, valued, and impactful content that addresses our audiences’ needs. The Science Writer will communicate through a variety of means including press releases, technical research summaries, and newsletters.

Core responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, leading multiple projects in a team environment, writing, editing, coordinating, producing, and disseminating a wide range of content geared toward the physical sciences community as well as a nonscientific audience.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume, a completed application, and 3 science writing samples. (Incomplete proposal packets will not be considered for employment)
What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity. In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.


Why Work for AIP?

AIP wants you to be safe!


During the COVID 19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.


In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking (once we return to the office), tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.



Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



  • Advanced degree in the physical sciences (physics preferred), PhD preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in science writing, editing, newsroom journalism, and/or media relations is required. (Science Communications training can be substituted for experience)
  • Ability to write about physics and other branches of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for a scientific audience as well as a general audience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, communications skills, and news sense.


AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE, including disability/Vets
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How to Apply

Please follow this link to apply: https://americaninstituteofphysics.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2bctxv5y9f2    

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: editor, journalist, Media, reporter, Science Writer, and writer. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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