Senior Science Editor, Inverse

Remote /
Editorial – Inverse /
Full-time
Inverse has an immediate opening for the role of Senior Science Editor. The leadership position in our editorial team is tasked with carrying out our ongoing mission to offer science journalism for a curious, big audience in the well-established Inverse style. 

We are looking for an editor who can inspire and lead a diverse group of early and mid-career journalists and editors to do their best work yet. We believe that sustained readership comes from interested, original reporting, and colorful writing on topics for a readership that’s curious about themselves, their future, their past, and the universe around them.

The job involves assigning and receiving pitches from writers within their established beats, developing new series, working on features with some writers, coming up with special issue ideas, and more. 

The Senior Science Editor will manage a team that currently includes a Science Editor, two full-time staff writers, five part-time writers, and several freelancers. The Senior Science Editor also manages a freelance budget to grow the section in new areas and double down on beats that deserve support.

Core areas of coverage include health and longevity, space exploration, ancient humans, weird physics discoveries, technological innovation, the future of transportation, and more.

Responsibilities

    • Be the creative inspiration for your writers: Suggest angles, pop culture references, imaginative story constructions, and art suggestions
    • Be a meticulous fact-checker, able to spot phrases or claims that seem off and clear them up
    • Restructure stories when required for readability, narrative quality, depth, and clarity
    • Pull the handbrake on story production when necessary to make sure its elements are up to standard before publication. This means reviewing nut grafs, art, headlines, etc.
    • Execute vision for special issues: What type of stories will fill it? What topic deserves it?
    • Manage editorial calendar for science section with Editor-in-Chief
    • Readjust goals and objectives for the section when required to better define and grow its appeal and scope

Requirements

    • At least five years editor experience (or equivalent) at a science or science-related publication
    • Experience managing and building an editorial calendar
    • Experience leading a team
    • Bonus
    • Preference to candidates with a strong journalism background in health and the life sciences
Inverse is a future-focused publication that crosses the spectrum of science and art, dedicated to substantial reporting and serious writing — with occasional irreverence. We write about science, entertainment, and innovation with an authoritative, insightful voice that slices through the hype.

BDG is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 161 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, Input, Gawker, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.