Space News Writer, Inverse

Remote /
Editorial – Inverse /
Part-time
Inverse is looking for a dynamic, motivated writer to cover space news. The Space News writer’s beat is everything that touches NASA and the ESA, other governmental space agencies — as well as private space companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and more. 

If NASA discovers new information about Jupiter, this writer will report the findings and set them in context. If the ESA launches a new satellite to study the Sun, this writer will explain to readers what they are doing, when, why, and how to see it. If SpaceX sends a crew to the ISS, this writer will walk readers through the prep, the launch, and what happens when the crew get to space. 

Ultimately, this person uses the skills of a science journalist to set new developments and new science in context for the reader, provide authoritative analysis, and break news about the biggest discoveries and happenings in space science. 

This person needs to be flexible with their hours and able to jump on breaking news fast and with confidence.

Responsibilities

    • Write one story a day
    • Write a study-based story every week
    • Do research and interviews for stories
    • Write to deadline
    • Build a rolodex of sources
    • Break news about space and space exploration

Requirements

    • At least two years of journalism experience, preferably covering space
    • A love and passion for science journalism, and especially space
    • The ability to work 20 hours a week, Monday - Friday
    • The ability to cover Friday morning space news assignments
    • A grasp of story packaging and search engine optimization
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