Mashable is looking for Editorial: Science Fellow

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Job Description

The Ziff Media Group Fellows Program is searching for energetic and motivated individuals looking to develop their career in digital media.  If you’re looking for an opportunity to geek out on tech, internet culture and e-commerce, in a fast-paced, data-driven, results-oriented environment, ZMG is the place for you.

This is not an internship; this is a chance to work with the best in digital media, learn the systems we use, and get a better understanding of our brands, content, and business model. Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience working with team leaders on valuable projects that move our company forward. With available positions across multiple departments, from monetization and marketing to analytics and editorial, Fellows will apply fresh and forward-thinking insights to real-life needs.

Fellowships are geared towards individuals in the early stages of their career path who have a foundational knowledge of the industry and experience relevant to the specific role for which they are applying. Fellowships have an initial term of three months which can be extended for up to a total of 12 months. All fellowship roles are paid and eligible for our healthcare benefits.

As the Fellows Program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of digital media leaders, the culmination of the Fellows program may lead to future employment at ZMG. In the past, select high-performing Fellows have become full-time employees at the end or shortly after their fellowship was completed.

The Details

Mashable’s Science team is seeking an enthusiastic, nimble editorial fellow to for Fall 2020. The fellow will have the chance to write stories across a broad range of topics for the section, which focuses on climate change, sustainability, and space.

A curious mind and your own scientific interests within the climate change beat are a must. Also, a healthy dose of skepticism alongside a whole lot of enthusiasm can’t hurt.

Candidates should have proven reporting experience, be familiar with Mashable’s science coverage, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and have a strategic, critical eye.

Note: This fellowship will be remote.

Responsibilities:

  • Taking on 1-2 stories per day.
  • Writing a variety of stories, ranging from breaking science news to longer features and evergreens, with daily deadlines.
  • Researching science stories and fact-checking your colleagues’ work.
  • Collaborating with other members of the team throughout the newsroom.
  • Contributing original story ideas.
  • Indulging your passion and curiosity for a particular scientific topic.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum availability of 30 hours per week (this is a full-time fellowship)
  • Remote position, so good Slack communication skills are a must
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Creative ideas Mashable has never seen before
  • Solid news writing skills and a critical eye
  • Strong fact checking skills
  • Strong grasp of style and grammar
  • A self-starter as well as a team player (a sense of humor is a must!)
  • Knowledge of the digital space and Mashable’s core coverage areas

Ziff Media Group is a portfolio of brands within Ziff Davis, LLC, a J2 Global company, that includes PCMag, Mashable, AskMen, Offers.com, and BlackFriday.com.

About Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s passionate about culture and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches an audience of 70 million monthly users who can’t get enough of the ideas, people, and products they love. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us.

Ziff Media Group is committed to diversity and encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

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