Job Opportunities at Sky & Telescope

Digital Content Strategist

Apply here. Deadline: March 3rd.

Founded in 1941, Sky & Telescope Magazine, the world’s leading publication for serious amateur astronomers, is seeking a Digital Content Strategist to join its editorial team in its Cambridge, Mass., office. The DCS’s primary role in this new full-time position will be to commission, write, edit, and/or coordinate all non-news content posted to the S&T website, www.skyandtelescope.com. (Science and observing news will be handled separately by the News Editor, with whom the DCS will work closely.) This content includes introductory-level astronomy guides, stargazing blogs, club and event listings, S&T travel and product promotions, and other posts relevant to S&T’s readership and the astronomical community, including, if DCS’s skills permit, occasional videos.

The DCS will also assemble the weekly editorial newsletter and other e-blasts, oversee S&T’s social media presence, and investigate new platforms/endeavors for the expansion of S&T’s digital presence. That work will include coordinating with S&T editors on content’s digital-print interaction and publication. The DCS will come up with executable plans for capitalizing on these endeavors. The DCS will also handle administrative tasks related to magazine production and attend to reader queries.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in astronomy, Journalism, or a related field, or in lieu of that a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in communications or amateur astronomy.

The ideal candidate will also have

  • Solid communication and writing/editing skills
  • Second-nature comfort level with posting to web and social media
  • Familiarity with html
  • The ability to create/edit multimedia
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Comfort with fast-paced deadlines
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative as a self-starter
  • . . . and a sense of humor (we have fun at S&T!)

Apply here. Deadline: March 3rd

 

Summer Intern, 2017

Sky & Telescope, the world-renowned astronomy magazine, is accepting applications for its summer editorial internship. Interns work onsite with the S&T staff in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they help produce content for both the magazine and S&T’s website, www.skyandtelescope.com. Work may include writing and editing news or stargazing stories, producing multimedia content, or pursuing other independent projects, according to interns’ skills and interests. Interns will also be steeped in the day-to-day efforts that go into publishing a monthly magazine.

Ideal applicants will have a background in professional or amateur astronomy and a demonstrated ability to explain science with accuracy and approachability. Although directly mentored by editors, interns operate as full-fledged staff members, so a strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative are must-haves.

The internship lasts for 10 weeks, with a negotiable start date. The internship is paid, but interns must arrange their own housing.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, up to three writing samples, and contact information for two references to Editor in Chief Peter Tyson at editors_at_skyandtelescope.com.

Application Deadline: March 6th

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.