Science Writer for the Wildlife Society

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The Wildlife Society—a non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education—seeks a Science Writer to help produce its award-winning member magazine, The Wildlife Professional and to contribute to the Society’s website.
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Science Writer
The Wildlife Society
The Wildlife Society—a non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education—seeks a Science Writer to help produce its award-winning member magazine, The Wildlife Professional and to contribute to the Society’s website.
Working with a small team, the Science Writer will contribute articles and short news items to The Wildlife Professional, a quarterly publication that goes to all of the Society’s 9,000 members and to the Society’s website.  The ideal candidate will possess a talent for reporting and writing, excellent interpersonal skills to work closely with colleagues and members, and some familiarity with issues in wildlife science, conservation, and management.
Key responsibilities:
Research, report, and write short news items, sidebars, and features on topics related to wildlife management and conservation for The Wildlife Professional.
Research, report, and write short news items related to wildlife management and conservation for the Society’s website.
Assist with finding photographs and other graphics for magazine articles.
Help review the design and layout of the publication and proof all drafts.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience in science writing and/or journalism; a background in science is preferred.
Previous experience with wildlife conservation and management preferred.
Proven written and oral communication skills and an ability to translate complex science into readable and engaging prose.
Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work cooperatively with a small editorial team.
Proficient computer skills and interest in writing for the web.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively.
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and two or three relevant writing samples to Nancy Sasavage  by November 30, 2014. Finalists will be asked to take a brief writing test to condense peer-reviewed science papers into short summaries.
NO phone calls.
 
The Wildlife Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
 
www.wildlife.org
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