Transportation Writer, Inverse

Remote /
Editorial – Inverse /
Part-time
Inverse has an immediate opening for an entry-level part-time position on its editorial team. We are looking for a writer to contextualize and explain the big ideas at the heart of the latest news and studies on transportation, from studies on traffic jams to innovative public transport solutions to electric cars to jaw-dropping automobile design.

We are looking for a journalist who’s fascinated by the way things move; one who’s motivated to write about it with detail, style, and context, for Inverse’s audience of 30 million general-interest readers a month. 

The candidate doesn’t have to be a hardcore urbanist or car geek, but evidence of familiarity with the topics -- preferably through clips of past work -- is required. This position reports to Inverse senior science editor.

We are looking for someone who wonders how working from home for most of 2020 will permanently reduce the number of days people make long commutes in the future. We’re looking for someone to spot the connective tissue between a study about the benefits of spending time outdoors and how automakers are competing to create an SUV that fulfills that need.

If you’re a transit nerd who geeks out on smart intersections, an adrenaline junkie curious about hyperloop speeds, intrigued by the concept of a hyperlane or you’re in love with ambitious automotive design then this general assignment position is right for you.

Responsibilities

    • Write about the latest transportation-related research and interview study authors
    • Contextualize news about funding and investment in new transportation technologies
    • Keep tabs on major figures in the world of transportation innovation
    • Learn to effectively pitch stories and craft headlines that get at the heart of them
    • Attending morning editorial meetings
    • Meet deadlines and utilize Inverse house style
    • Regularly write evergreen guides on transportation-related topics

Requirements

    • Relevant writing and reporting experience
    • Experience interviewing sources on the phone or in-person
    • A plus if you have previous internship experience
    • Familiarity with the fundamentals of search engine optimization (SEO) in news articles
    • A talent for writing a nut graf
    • love of cars, bicycles, transportation design, trains, planes, travel, and a scientific approach
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