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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science and Technology Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Science and Technology Editor

  • Job Number: 21886

  • Functional Area: Publishing

  • Department: Technology Review

  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDITOR, MIT Technology Review ( , to lead a team of ambitious reporters to develop and deliver breakthrough science and technology coverage. Will edit a mix of daily coverage and longer-term enterprise stories across several of key beats, including AI, biotech, and energy and climate. Responsibilities include managing a team of six reporters at different stages of their careers and working with each reporter to set their long-term coverage agenda and help their development as journalists and writers; helping reporters take their beats in new directions and to maintain a competitive edge on stories they already own; editing stories, including juggling them in various stages of completion, from long-term features to quick-breaking scoops and coordinating with members of the art team, copy desk, and engagement team; working with the art and tech teams to produce interactives, data visualizations, and other specialized story experiences that capture readers’ imaginations; soliciting freelance stories and expanding the contributor pool; searching out a diversity of perspectives in order to bring in fresh reporting voices and opinion contributors; and performing other duties as needed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ experience; science and technology journalism experience; proficiency in all aspects of news gathering, editing, and fact-checking; ability to run teams; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; comfort marshaling non-journalists, including designers and developers, to help bring a project to life for the web; and discretion and judgment with confidential information/issues. Job #21886-10 Will be required to work occasional nights, weekends, and holidays in addition to normal working hours. May work remotely but occasional travel to Cambridge will be required. 9/20/22