Freelance Writer Job Posting

Position summary

Advanced Science News is looking for motivated freelance writers to contribute weekly submissions that cover exciting developments in science. Ideal candidates will have strong communications skills and the ability to identify emerging research/topics, translate complex information into digestible content for a broad audience, and write engaging news stories across a wide range of scientific disciplines.


  • Pitch, research, and write weekly news articles and other feature-length content
  • Develop contacts within the research community to stay abreast of new developments, obtain insights and quotes for articles, and fact-check information
  • Collaborate with ASN editors throughout the editorial process


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific field
  • Education and/or experience in science communication or journalism a plus

Required application materials

  • Please submit a PDF of your resume and cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position
  • Three writing samples:
    • Please send either links to published articles or email them as PDF documents
    • These can be 300–500-word samples or full-length features
    • Applicants may also submit unpublished writing samples if they do not have a portfolio — feel free to select a recent manuscript (please include a link in your sample) and write an engaging news story catered to a broad audience.

Base rate: €175/article

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About Advanced Science News

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