The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies—headquartered in Madison, WI—is seeking an experienced Science Editor/Writer to develop and write feature stories related to the agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences for CSA News magazine (audience primarily of scientists, researchers, and academics).
The Societies are looking for an experienced editor/writer who can both develop and write compelling pieces about important trends and developments in the agricultural and environmental sciences, including advances in plant breeding, genetics, technology, conservation practices, agroecology, farm management, and soils research. Writers must be comfortable with reading scientific papers. They must also be adept at writing for audiences who want an engaging read, but also demand accurate reporting and in-depth coverage of science and research.
Education: Degree in the natural sciences and/or science journalism.
Experience: Working knowledge of natural or life sciences with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in science writing.
Special Skills/Knowledge: Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Keen organization and time and project management skills. General curiosity about our sciences with the ability to “find the story” and write about science and research in a captivating and accurate manner and in a variety of styles and formats, including multi-source feature stories, news stories, online content, and others.
Location: Madison, WI. Employer is willing to discuss telecommuting opportunities for qualified candidates.
About Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS)
The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing management and administrative support services to its founding members: the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The headquarters office for these international Societies is based in Madison, Wisconsin.
The American Society of Agronomy was established in 1907 with the primary goal of enhancing conservation and promoting the wise use of natural resources for the production of food, feed, and fiber crops, while maintaining or improving the environment.
Learn more about ASA at: www.agronomy.org
The Soil Science Society of America was established in 1936 to increase awareness, outreach and education about soil science. Its members also focus on other interests and aspects of soil, including physics, chemistry, microbiology, fertility, morphology, classification, and mineralogy.
Learn more about SSSA at: www.soils.org
The Crop Science Society of America was established in 1955. Members are dedicated to the promotion of public welfare though the advancement of res...earch, extension, and teaching of the crop sciences, along with improvement, culture, management, and utilization of field crops.
Learn more about CSSA at: www.crops.org
The ACSESS organization's three Science Societies represent more than 12,000 individual members around the world. Thirty-three companies and businesses are part of the Corporate Membership program, and more than 90 cooperating societies are linked to ASA, CSSA, and SSSA for collaborating partnerships in the agronomy, crops, and soils science fields.
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