Mind & Body Staff Writer, Inverse

Remote /
Editorial – Inverse /
Full-time
Inverse is seeking a Mind & Body Staff Writer. This editorial role is central in our mission to explore the latest science around nutrition, health, exercise, and whole-body improvement. 

Inverse’s target audience are young men who want to know about the latest science and innovation to help them live healthier lives. Part of our mission is to redefine what men’s health coverage looks like, and this role is a principal driver toward that.

The ideal candidate for this position is a seasoned reporter who is equally comfortable explaining a scientific study for a mainstream audience, as they are spotting the cognitive science of a TikTok trend, the physical strategy in an NFL game, or the psychology of a political moment. 

This person sees wonder (and a good story) where others might not and contributes to our unifying goal of making Inverse a fascinating place where people want to spend a little time.

We are looking for a creative individual with sharp critical thinking skills and an enterprising attitude. A person who is always thinking about a new Mind & Body series — our lineup includes Seared, Longevity Hacks, Not Sports, Leg Day Observer, Strategy, and Sunday Scaries — will fit in well in our newsroom culture.

Some of the topics the reporter will cover include, but are not limited to, Inverse’s view on food, fitness, dieting, drugs, aging, behavior, mental health, sex, and death. 

Are you equally excited about the chance to report on aphrodisiac mushrooms, the mysteries of the brain, or the “keto flu”? Remember that whole situation with young blood transfusions? Can you explain the science behind supplements, or the latest Covid-19 news? If yes, then we want to hear from you. 

While Inverse’s office is based in New York City, this position can be remote.

To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter, and three brief pitches: one for an evergreen, search-friendly explainer, another for a more ambitious, reported enterprise story, and finally, a pitch for a recurring franchise.

Responsibilities

    • File one or two articles of varying length per day that will be a mixture of news stories, study coverage, evergreen explainers, and enterprise articles
    • Create and executing original series concepts
    • Develop pitches enterprise and daily stories
    • Participate in morning pitch meetings alongside the science/innovation writers and editors 
    • Hit audience goals

Requirements

    • Five years of relevant experience 
    • A robust record of clips that showcase your original reporting/writing skills
    • A love for the weird
    • Versatility
    • A collaborative attitude 
    • Familiarity with SEO best practices
    • Bonus points for longform feature writing experience 
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.

Bustle Digital Group (BDG) is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 82 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, W, Romper, Input, and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.