C&EN Business Reporter

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: US

Company: American Chemical Society

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 more than 150,000 members of ACS, and its website receives more than 13 million page views per year.


We are seeking a reporter and writer who will keep C&EN readers informed about news and trends in chemistry-related areas such as clean technology, food science, agriculture, and specialty chemicals.


What you’ll do:

  1. Provide breaking news and analysis about the business of chemistry that is of interest to readers of C&EN.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Work with C&EN’s Audience team to find the widest possible audience for your journalism.
  6. Develop contacts in chemical and related business and research communities through attendance at industry events, email and phone interaction, and social media audience building.
    What you’ll bring:
  1. A college degree in chemistry or a related scientific field is required; education in business or journalism is desirable.
  2. Strong news judgement, good writing and editing skills, and good oral communication skills.
  3. Proven skill in news and feature reporting and writing for multiple platforms.
  4. The ability to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources.
  5. Track record of conceptualizing and creating visual, shareable content of interest to a scientifically sophisticated audience.
  6.  Proven skill with social media, including developing a social media profile of your own to engage audiences and report stories.
    About working at C&EN:
    ACS believes in the strength of diversity in all its forms, because inclusion of and respect for diverse people, experiences, and ideas lead to superior solutions to world challenges and advance chemistry as a global, multidisciplinary science. In turn, C&EN believes that to meet its mission to be the world’s go-to source of news about chemistry, our reporting and our newsroom must include diverse perspectives. Therefore, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically marginalized communities in the chemical sciences to apply.
    How to apply:
    Along with a résumé, applicants must submit three samples of their published work. Tell us in a cover letter what you can bring to this position. Send all materials to m_mccoy@acs.org after submitting your résumé below.

         Job Location: Flexible, reporting to the executive editor for business, based in New York City.



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