Science Writer (2 year contract, renewable)

Updated: 8 days ago
Location: Kent Ridge,

Job Description


The candidate will boost the Faculty of Science's presence by developing impactful long- and short-form content for different audiences. The candidate will possess excellent writing skills and competencies to make technical content accessible to laymen.


Content creation

  • Proactive in collecting and verifying newsworthy information.
  • Conduct research on assigned topics for story development.
  • Develop original and quality content according to briefs.
  • Competent in translating complex technical / scientific content into copy that resonates with laymen.
  • Merge complex information from different sources into a single, coherent story.
  • Familiar with SEO optimisation to incorporate key terms for site traffic.
  • Maintain consistency in content and ensure alignment with editorial requirements.
  • Develop and manage high quality image bank (photographs and videos).
  • Adept in different short- and long-form writing styles for different mediums (web, print and socials), including, but not limited to corporate publications, marketing assets, corporate/news messaging, blogs, video scripts, Q&A documents, social-media style content, etc.
  • Ensure that all content is timely, accurate and relevant to the different needs of external and internal stakeholders.
  • Advanced editing and proofreading for accurate and factual content and correct language.

Stakeholder relations

  • Build relationships with content sources / stakeholders for sustained pipeline of stories.
  • Research and interview content sources to incorporate their views into communication assets.

Events Organisation

  • Support team on coordination and logistics for events execution.

Other ad-hoc projects and duties, as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements/Other Info
  • Relevant degree qualifications.
  • Interest in science communications.
  • Must be able to meet strict deadlines, manage multiple projects concurrently and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent writing skills with proven work experience, backed with a good portfolio of published articles.
  • Competent in long- and short-form content.
  • Organised with attention to detail.
  • Hands-on experience with content management systems (e.g., wordpress), photo and video editing software is a definite advantage.
  • Solid project management skills.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Faculty of Science

Department : Dean's Office

Job requisition ID : 25028

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