Job Opportunity

Science writer

Geotimes is seeking a full-time science writer to cover a broad range of earth science topics, including natural hazards, the environment and natural resources, basic research and science policy. Duties include writing several news stories every month for various sections of the magazine and for the magazine's Web site with occasional opportunities to write longer, in-depth feature stories. Additional duties are some editing and art research. The position also offers the chance to gain leadership skills through maintaining the magazine's web site and coordinating a handful of freelance writers. The individual will play a key role on a small staff producing a monthly newsmagazine.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest or background in science, preferably earth science, as well as strong written and verbal communications skills with experience in science writing and/or news reporting. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

Geotimes is a 47-year-old magazine published by the American Geological Institute, a not-for-profit federation of 41 geoscience societies based in Alexandria, Virginia. In the last four years, Geotimes has undergone a major design and content change, adding newsstand distribution and significant Web presence. It provides readers with a broad look at the full spectrum of the earth sciences, and also addresses key policy issues that affect both earth scientists and the public.

Review of applications will begin on June 6th. The position will remain open until filled. Send cover letter with resume and three writing samples to Science Writer Search, Geotimes, 4220 King Street, Alexandria VA 22302-1502 or e-mail to

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