Senior Editor, ACS News and Opinion (C&EN)

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

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.


We are seeking an experienced writer and editor who will ensure that ACS members can rely on C&EN to keep abreast of key Society news and initiatives and give our audiences a platform to share their passions and perspectives.


What you’ll do

  1. Write and edit news and features about ACS programs and initiatives, member awards and achievements, obituaries, and other key Society news.
  2. Commission and edit high-quality, thought-provoking Opinion pieces and other audience insights from a diverse group of ACS members and potential members. 
  3. Develop and maintain a network of contacts in ACS and the chemistry community to help direct coverage and to launch and support C&EN’s Opinion section.
  4. Collaborate with audience and engagement colleagues to ensure ACS News and Opinion content has the widest possible audience and impact. 

What you’ll bring

  1. A college degree in chemistry or a related scientific field is required; journalism or newsroom experience is a plus.
  2. Track record of writing clean, creative, and engaging copy.
  3. Strong storytelling, attention to detail, and oral communication skills.
  4. Proven experience commissioning and editing scientists’ work.
  5. Skill in managing multiple priorities and projects, setting and adjusting priorities as needed to ensure deadlines are met.


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