C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) produces authoritative, award-winning journalism from around the world of chemistry, including research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. It is published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society dedicated to a single discipline, and is widely considered one of the major benefits of membership. C&EN’s weekly magazine reaches approximately 150,000 members of ACS, and its daily website receives more than 7 million page views per year.
Provide breaking news and analysis about the business of chemistry that is of interest to readers of C&EN.
Identify potential features about chemistry-relevant business topics, including stories about technology breakthroughs, consumer market trends, regulation-driven changes, intellectual property developments, and start-up company formation and funding.
Conduct interviews and gather information that leads to accurate and balanced stories for all platforms, including website, newsletters, mobile app, podcasts, video, and print magazine.
Construct sophisticated and complex multiplatform story packages that conform to C&EN style and meet deadlines. Work with C&EN’s Media Production Lab team to create graphics, infographics, and other digital story forms that engage and inform audiences.
Work with C&EN’s Audience team to find the widest possible audience for your journalism.
Develop contacts in chemical and related business and research communities through attendance at industry events, email and phone interaction, and social media audience building.
Proven skill in news and feature reporting and writing for multiple platforms.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources.
Track record of conceptualizing and creating visual, shareable content of interest to a scientifically sophisticated audience.
Proven skill with social media, including developing a social media profile of your own to engage audiences and report stories
A bachelor’s degree is required; a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related scientific field is preferred; education in science or business journalism is desirable. One to three years of experience writing about science and/or science-based business is required. Strong news judgement, good writing and editing skills, and good oral communication skills are required. Experience creating content for newsletters, social media, audio, and/or video are all strong assets.
Along with a resume, applicants must submit three samples of their published work; multimedia examples are welcome. Tell us in a cover letter what you can bring to this reporting position.
Job Location: Flexible, reporting to the Executive Editor for Business, based in New York City.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of the chemical sciences.
With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.
ACS is dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”
This vision ? developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership ? fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts.
ACS publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science ...policy and career programs in chemistry. We also give more than $22 million every year in grants for research in petroleum and related fields. We also play a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives.