Junior Science Writer Junior Science Writer

Quantumrun Quantumrun

Location Ontario, CA
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Contact Information http://www.quantumrun.com/contact

Description

WE ARE QUANTUMRUN
Quantumrun is the bleeding edge. We write about how your life will change because of the revolutions happening today in techNology, science, health, and culture (but without the jargon filled, science speak). While you might think the future is a scary place, we’re on a mission to make it accessible to everyone.

WHAT WE STAND FOR
We believe in being educated about the trends shaping our future. We believe being informed about future developments in techNology, science, health, and culture is empowering. We believe that kNowing what's coming allows us to contribute to the future and Not become a victim of it. At Quantumrun, we want to spark a conversation, engage with our readers and ultimately help shape a better future, together.

SUMMARY
As a Quantumrun (QR) staff science writer, your position will involve working closely with the various QR divisions to bring together all elements needed for a successful magazine. While you will be supervised, trained, and mentored by experienced QR staffers, most work will be done virtually over the course of the year.

In all, the QR team is looking for staff health writers to produce quality articles for its website that cover a wide range of topics but with a focus on how they will change the future.

Job Title: Junior Science Writer
Department: Journalism
Reports to: Section Editors and Editor-In-Chief
Start date: Immediately
End date: TBD, depends on your school schedule
Hours: 5-10 hours per month depending on projects assigned

BENEFITS
Since the QR is connected to the Google News network, your articles have the potential to be picked up and exposed to a GLOBAL readership. Depending on the quality and timeliness of your articles, they may also be cited in other major publications; similarly, writers from our sister website have had their articles cited by the CBC, CNN, and the Huffington Post, to name a few.
All QR staff members will receive a reference letter after four months of successful service to the publication. You will be able to use the founder as a personal reference after eight months of successful service.
Be provided with a large orientation package and training process that will provide you with the tools to grow professionally.
You'll be able to add by-lines to your portfolio from an exciting new publication.
You will be trained how to edit articles and publish them online.
You'll be a part of a (really big) team that's doing great work!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

By the time you leave the QR, you'll have gained the following transferable skills that you can use in many other employment settings. Specifically, you'll learn how to:

Secure and conduct interviews with a variety of individuals
Write articles that are of interest to the public and that can turn viral
Research content more effectively to produce more authoritative articles
More effectively manage one's time and workload
Learn how to effectively work in a virtual environment (i.e. the future of work)
ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Those who excel in their roles and show an interest for increased responsibilities will have the opportunity to grow within the QR (when opportunities become available) to assume the following positions: section editor, online editor, vice managing editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief.

Requirements

Be an active student (rare exceptions apply) A background in journalism and/or a strong interest and kNowledge of the health and medical industry. A high level of skill using the English language (spelling, punctuation, grammar, rules of composition, etc.), as well as a strong understanding of the rules around proper citation and plagiarism. A clear, entertaining and clever style of writing. Specifically, being able to write in ways that are appropriate for the Quantumrun’s target audience of progressive and tech savvy 20-40 somethings. Ability to work produce quality articles within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Critical and creative thinker able to come up with a number of quality ideas for new articles and how to approach writing them. Highly organized, committed and with an ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. APPLY TO APPLY: Send us your résumé and attach THREE SAMPLES of your best pieces of writing, published or unpublished. If we like you, you'll hear from us! Note: 1) Presently, the Quantumrun is structured as a Not-for-profit cooperative. All positions operate on a part-time, volunteer basis. Accordingly, only serious applicants need apply. 2) In your application, kindly mention where you located this job posting. 3) We receive quite a few résumés per week. We do make an effort to reply to all applications, but we are (very) selective about who we invite to an interview. Please be sure to stand out by taking care to send us a professional and well written cover letter and résumé (and three pieces of your writing).

Responsibilities

Producing health focused articles based on personal or public interest, or as requested by the QR editing staff. Interviewing subject matter experts and high profile individuals to comment on your article's subject matter. Conducting extensive research to discover topics that are factual and original by using as many resources as possible. During the final stages of writing, being able to receive constructive feedback and revising work accordingly. Present edited and polished material for the publication in the required format. Creating goals and deadlines for one self to help with organization and accomplishment of work.