Multimedia science reporter, C&EN

Overview: C&EN C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) produces authoritative, award-winning journalism about the world of chemistry, including coverage of recent advances in 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 print magazine reaches more than 156,000 members of ACS, and its daily website receives more than 7 million page views per year. Responsibilities •Work with C&EN’s multimedia director to edit and produce digital news and feature stories (videos, podcasts, interactives, etc.) about the molecular world. •Write and edit scripts for C&EN video and podcast products. The ability and desire to host C&EN multimedia presentations is desired, though not required. •Record video and audio, including interviews, as well as gather information that leads to accurate (fact-checking required) and balanced stories. •Travel to labs and scientific meetings to find sources and stories for C&EN. •Working with a team of writers and designers, develop audiovisual elements for text-driven stories. •Work with C&EN’s audience engagement editor to develop strategies to promote and expand our multimedia offerings, for instance, by using Facebook Live. •Develop clips and teasers to share C&EN’s offerings on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Required Skills •Strong storytelling, oral communication, and reporting skills. •Ability to discover, pitch, and produce stories well-suited for multimedia presentations. •A keen sense of pace and timing, and knowledge of the best ways to grab viewers, listeners, and readers, no matter the story format. •Savvy at gathering and analyzing information from a variety of sources, including interviews and scientific papers, with attention to detail. •Ability to conceptualize and create visual, shareable content of interest to a scientifically sophisticated audience. •Ability to quickly find content produced outside of C&EN (such as footage captured by researchers) as needed to tell audiovisual stories and to obtain necessary usage permissions. •Working knowledge of photo-, audio-, and video-editing software, such as Photoshop, Audition, and Premier is preferred. •Ability to manage multiple priorities and to work as part of a team. •Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. •Knowledge of and comfort with using social media to engage audiences. Required Experience •A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related scientific field. •Three to five years of science journalism experience is required; education in journalism or communications will be considered as experience. Along with a resume, applicants must submit three samples of published multimedia work demonstrating their ability to clearly convey newsworthy content, preferably science-related. We are most interested in an applicant’s ability to tell concise stories, but we would love to see/hear a long-form sample if available. Should an applicant not have three published pieces, we are willing to consider written examples that best exemplify the applicant’s storytelling abilities. Tell us in a cover letter what you can bring to this reporting position. Send all materials to m_davenport@acs.org after submitting resume below. Expected Start Date: July 1st. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran