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Science Writing - Journalism Opportunity

March 9th, 2016
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Science Writing/Journalism Opportunity (Job #37869)
When: 03/07/2016 - 05/31/2016
Department: DFR-Ofc Dean for Research
·       Amount of hours will depend on student schedule and editorial schedule.
·       3 openings

Minimum Pay Rate: $11.50 per hour
Location: ON CAMPUS
The Office of the Dean for Research (DFR) has opportunities for a select group of undergraduate students to write science news and profile articles about Princeton University faculty and students for the Research at Princeton (  page and research news blog, Princeton Journal Watch ( These articles are aimed at a non-technical audience and conform to the news and profile styles used by major science magazines and web sites.
Responsibilities: DFR Student Writers will be required to familiarize themselves with the topic, interview faculty members and graduate students, write articles, rewrite in response to edits, and adhere to deadlines.
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have a strong interest in communicating about science and research to the general public, will demonstrate strong writing skills, and ideally will have familiarity with writing in the style used by web sites and magazines for science news.
Logistics: DFR Student writers may write on their own time from any location but must be available to check in with the editor during normal business hours at the DFR offices at 91 Prospect Ave. A desk is available for student use. The hours per article will vary, and the number of articles written will be decided by the student and supervisor.
Applicants should submit:
·       Resume
·       Cover letter explaining your interest in writing about science for the general public
·       One to three writing samples, with at least one being a news article of approximately 500 to 700 words.
Catherine Zandonella
110 91 Prospect Ave.
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258 0541
Excellent Writing Skills

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