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Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, inspire.

Founded as Science Service in 1921, SSP has through its award-winning magazine, Science News, and through world-class science education competitions, conveyed the excitement of all areas of science and research directly to the public.

Through decades of dedication to excellence, SSP has offered many of the most revered and prestigious science education resources in the world. From the original Westinghouse Science Talent Search, now the Intel Science Talent Search, six students have become Nobel laureates. The trustworthy and informative Science News reaches several hundreds of thousands of readers online and in print.

SSP is proud to continue to deliver and explain the world of science to our global community.  Educating and informing students, parents, teachers and the greater community about the evolving and influential world of science, we inspire the endless possibilities they have to offer.

Position Description:


Science News, the award-winning biweekly magazine published by the Society for Science & the Public, based in Washington, D.C., is seeking an editorial assistant. The job includes providing administrative support to the editorial staff, fact checking magazine copy and assisting with other duties related to publishing the magazine and its website. Critical qualities for this job include the ability to meet regular deadlines and a highly tuned attention to detail. College degree required, preferably in journalism or English. Background in science is also desirable, as is experience working at a professional publication. Send cover letter and resume with references to Eva Emerson, managing editor, Science News,

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