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Science Writer','FNG0007551','Americas-US-DC-Washington D.C.','!*!The Science Writer pitches, writes, and produces stories in a fast-paced digital newsroom, providing breaking news updates and valuable context about science and its impacts on our daily lives. This can include brief news reports based on new journal studies, explanations of the science behind current events, and short reported stories to accompany galleries, videos, and infographics. The writer will also have opportunities to work on deeper features, and will have a voice as part of the Science & Innovation team on developing editorial strategy around breaking news and long-range priorities. The role will involve working closely with colleagues on our Photo and Social desks as well as our Explorers, National Geographic magazine, Channel, and Books to find original story ideas and support organization-wide projects. This role is for an energetic self-starter who can help us break news, find story angles that no one else has, and experiment with new storytelling formats as we make National Geographic’s Science & Innovation coverage more competitive and relevant in the digital space.ResponsibilitiesPitch, write, and produce daily stories, photo essays, video captions—plus occasional enterprise pieces—on science news, with a focus on astronomy, paleontology, archaeology, technology, genetics, and human behavior.Work closely with Audience Development, SEO, and Insights & Analytics teams to produce stories that connect with big audiences and deepen audience loyalty.Work closely with National Geographic magazine, Channel, Books, and our archives to identify content for digital opportunities.Collaborate with video, photo, graphics, Speed Desk, and other teams to tell visual stories.Closely track performance of content to constantly refine sense of what’s working and what’s not and what we should be experimenting with, from story selection to framing to presentation. Zealously use social and broadcast media platforms to raise your profile—and ours.    ','!*!Undergraduate degree in Journalism or a Science and 3-5 years of working experience covering science news OR 5-10 years of working experience covering science news.Familiarity with statistics and scientific methods; high reading comprehension; strong writing skills.Familiarity with MS Office products, website analytics, social media, and web production.Strong collaborative skills; experience with multimedia.Division DescriptionNational Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit or, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google , YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.','Science Writer']);


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Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE SIMPSONS and SLEEPY HOLLOW. The network ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight of the past 10 seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news. “Like” FOX on Facebook at and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV.

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