Writer, Computer Science and Technology

Updated: about 19 hours ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

WRITER, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MIT News Office, to serve as a key contributor to MIT’s dynamic daily news site, generating high-quality, authoritative coverage of the Institute with a focus on electrical engineering and computer science. This beat includes cutting-edge research in machine learning, cryptography, robotics, quantum computing, and more.  Responsibilities include reporting and writing about MIT research, innovation, and teaching through a mix of spot news and coverage of peer-reviewed research, as well as profiles, trend stories, and/or other features; covering several beats within MIT, speaking with contacts on a weekly basis; generating at least two story ideas per week that map to institutional priorities; interviewing students, faculty, and staff for news articles; covering speeches and events; writing at least two news stories a week for the MIT News website; collaborating with the media relations team to adapt news stories for distribution to news media; proposing and helping coordinate visual/multimedia elements to accompany articles; and liaising with the subjects of articles and other stakeholders to make sure they approve of content prior to publication. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree; excellent writing and interpersonal skills; at least five years’ experience in a news setting; knowledge of and interest in computer science and engineering; knowledge of AP style; attention to detail; and demonstrated ability to grab and keep a reader’s attention while explaining complex research in a clear, straightforward manner.  Seek someone who is able to think analytically and seek unique and exclusive angles in telling stories/news.  Job #18629-8

May work occasional nights and/or weekends to cover events and speeches.
reposted 3/25/20

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