Associate Editor, bioGraphic

San Francisco, CA

Organization: bioGraphic


  • Maintain editorial/production calendar
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief to assign stories, handling all contracts and invoices
  • Cultivate and work with a wide network of freelance contributors to solicit pitches and assign and shape the development of stories
    • Serve as editor for select articles, helping journalists tell their stories in the most compelling ways
    • Manage outreach to op-ed contributors, seeking out influential scientists and science communicators, and helping them formulate ideas for thought-provoking opinion pieces
    • Attend relevant conferences and events to develop new story ideas and collaborations, and inspire interest in bioGraphic
    • Serve as a mentor for bioGraphic interns, cultivating a core group of future contributors

Desired qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Journalism, English, Public Relations, Communications, or Science (science writing coursework a plus)
  • At least five years of experience in a writing- and editing-intensive role
  • Web and/or magazine writing experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts in an engaging, accessible way
  • Excellent editorial instincts
  • Knowledge of trends in journalism and online storytelling

Link to more information: View the complete requirements and apply.

How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume online.

Application deadline: March 26, 2017