IFLScience, Editorial Assistant

Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted
17 Mar 2017
Closes
31 Mar 2017
Ref
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Industry
Journalist
Sector
Digital, Online
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Company:

In its relatively short operating history IFLScience has become the leading destination for engaging and thought-provoking science content, with 90 million unique monthly visitors and 300 million page views. Spawning from a Facebook page in Spring 2012, “I F*cking Love Science” now has over 25 million Facebook likes and is a top-5 for Facebook’s Edge Rank which measures engagement and reach. IFLScience.com was founded in Midland, Ontario in Canada but has recently relocated to London UK.

We're looking for an editorial assistant to join our busy London office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build a career in journalism.

This role will vary greatly from day to day. You may spend your time writing short articles, republishing content from our partners, transcribing interviews, and writing "listicle" type articles.

We believe in promoting from within, and other editorial assistants have gone on to become writers and editors at IFLScience.

You don't need a science degree, but you do need to be passionately interested in the topic and comfortable writing about a wide variety of subjects. If you devour David Attenborough documentaries and love talking about CERN's latest findings, you'll fit right in. You don't have to understand everything (no one does), but you should be interested and excited to learn.

Qualifications

  • Journalism experience. Can be degree or practical.
  • Passionate about science.


To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and two writing samples by completing the application form below.

Applications close 31 March.

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