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Science News seeks a digital engagement producer

November 1, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Science News is seeking a Digital Engagement Producer to grow our online audience. The Digital Engagement Producer will work closely with the digital media team and other members of the editorial staff to ensure that each of our stories is relevant and reaches the broadest possible audience. We’re looking for someone who is science-curious and excited to learn more every day.

The Digital Engagement Producer will need to produce stories on deadline and jump in and respond to WordPress tech questions from our writers as they make final edits. The Digital Engagement Producer will also engage directly with our followers on social platforms and must be willing and able to experiment with new approaches to promoting our content.

At the same time, this person must remain vigilant about our high standards of credibility and excellence in journalism. A typical day on our team might involve reading one of our upcoming stories about black holes, strange animal behavior or ancient Egyptians.

You’ll post the story to the web – pulling together the images, graphs and metadata to make that story come alive – and tell our social media audience why this story is important.

Whatever the challenge – and each day will bring a new one – the Digital Engagement Producer will collaborate with other science nerds to bring the latest discoveries of the scientific community into the public square.

You’ll be joining a group of creative, inquisitive people who come to science journalism from a diversity of backgrounds, education and experiences, and who are passionate about our work as independent nonprofit journalists.

This is a non-exempt position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Post articles via our CMS (WordPress)
  • Promote stories using various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, any others that may arise)
  • Serve as a technical expert on WordPress and social media platforms
  • Use data to help editors understand which stories were shared widely, and why
  • Advise editorial team on how to better present stories over search and social
  • Edit and remix images and graphics for social media, particularly Instagram
  • Edit video and remix it for social media, including YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok
  • Collaborate on experiments to grow our audience on various platforms
  • Produce and edit newsletters highlighting our content


  • Organized and knows how to prioritize tasks
  • Experience and expertise in using social media professionally
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and/or similar web analytics software
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro or similar visual editing programs
  • Affinity for the mission of the Society for Science
  • Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to develop rapport with colleagues and external clients

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a College or University or four years of related experience
  • 1-3 years in digital news production
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Experience managing social feeds (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Excellent copy writing/editing skills, with an emphasis on social media writing

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000; salary commensurate with experience

How to Apply: Submit a professional resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.

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