Science News Reporter, Scientific American

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Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: New York, US Washington, US

Company: Springer Nature Group


Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., reaches millions of people each month through its print magazine, app, social media and on We publish expert-written opinions and feature stories; news and feature articles by leading journalists; and award-winning graphics, art and multimedia. Our work is translated in more than 20 international magazine editions that are read around the world.


Job title: Reporter (General and Breaking Science News)

Location: New York or Washington, D.C. - Hybrid working model

Application Deadline: December 9th, please upload your cover letter, resume, and three clips


Scientific American seeks a general science news reporter who can immediately jump on the news of the day—whether it’s a dinosaur discovery, a natural disaster or disease outbreak, a debate in particle physics, a political development or a cultural trend that could use a science explainer. The optimal candidate will have a keen eye for what makes a compelling science news story, enthusiasm for all fields of science and the ability to work on tight deadlines. The reporter will work closely with Scientific American’s beat editors and the rest of the editorial staff, including engagement editors and our multimedia team. 



  • Identify important, interesting and awe-inspiring news items
  • Report and write compelling and grammatically sound copy for news stories
  • Collaborate with manager and other editors to complement Scientific American’s other news coverage
  • Attend conferences and events to find stories and learn what scientists are most excited about in their fields
  • May be involved in multimedia efforts, including videos and podcasts
  • Contribute to team discussions, idea-generation and editorial strategy
  • Develop awareness of timely issues in science, science policy and the scientific community; help identify breaking news stories and trending topics for coverage; build a source network to seek insights and developments that will be exclusive to Scientific American 


Experience, skills and qualifications:

  • University/College degree, preferably in Journalism
  • Two years of experience as a science news reporter, preferably online
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for news and journalism; comfort with journalism values and best practices
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and on tight deadlines
  • A commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice   
  • Existing knowledge of science preferred
  • Experience using data and SEO to inform decision-making a plus



If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.


Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 
•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


Annualized Base Salary Range: $69,000 – $73,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:
At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.