Science Writer, Weizmann USA (FT, NYC)

Job Title:
Science Writer, American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

Full time, New York, NY

Job Description:
The Science Writer will report to the VP, Marketing Communications & Public Affairs. S/he will also report to and work closely with the Senior Science Writer, who will coordinate assignments and review work.

• Writing/editing fundraising proposals for a non-scientific audience
• Writing/editing summaries of scientific research for a lay audience

• Drafting compelling letters to potential donors explaining funding needs for scientific research
• Writing/editing articles based on scientific lectures and interviews with researchers
• Contributing as a marketing writer/editor to promotional materials, including newsletters, magazine, brochures, direct mail, and website content
• Editing existing literature
• Managing and tracking the distribution of fund raising proposals
• Proofreading a variety of materials within the Marketing Department

• Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills are essential, with attention to the highest standards of grammar
• Ability to make scientific concepts accessible to a broad audience
• Versatile writing styles (i.e. promotional and journalistic)
• Experience in science writing/journalism; must be able to translate complex science for a broad, general audience
• Familiarity with a wide range of scientific fields
• Superior Internet research skills
• Excellent project management skills
• Successful at teamwork and collaborating with others
• Demonstrated interest in science and technology news and developments; a degree in the sciences is a plus
• Knowledge of grant writing very helpful

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