Careers

NOW HIRING IN OUR NEW SAN Francisco OFFICE.

 

Why should you work for IFLScience?

Frankly, we're awesome. You get to talk about science all day and hang about with our other awesome employees. And you don't just get to enjoy coming to work every day, you also get amazing benefits like:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation.
  • Up to a year's family leave for new parents, fully paid.
  • A three-day weekend once per month, just because we like you.
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance coverage.
  • A yearly "holiday bonus" to cover a vacation somewhere exciting.
  • Up to 8% 401k matching scheme.

Please note that some of the benefits listed above accrue over time and are not available immediately.

Here are some recommendations from former employees of ours:

"Sometimes they break out into song. Also, the dog gives excellent cuddles." (Please note the dog is in our London office. We do not currently have a San Fransisco dog. If you can contribute a dog for cuddling, please let us know in your application!)
   - Ben Taub, former staff writer

"From Science to kittens, the fun never stops".
   - Phil Sinyavsky, former head of ad operations

Why you should work for IFLS, according to current employees:

"Our receptionist is a dinosaur, our cocktails come with dry ice, and Obi Wan Kenobi lives in our board room"
   - Katy Evans, copy-editor

"Cookies appear a lot. And doughnuts. And sometimes puppies. Also, there's a poltergeist in our lift"
   - Dr Robin Andrews, staff writer.

"Our lunch time crossword sessions are really exciting"
   - Jonny O'Callaghan, senior staff writer.

Open positions will be listed below. However, we're constantly growing and we welcome speculative applications. if you're interested in working with us, please feel free to email jobs@iflscience.com and we'll keep your CV on file for when we next have an opening.

ALL of these positions are based in our San Francisco office. We are not currently advertising for remote positions. The salary for each is negotiable, and will strongly depend on the experience and qualifications you bring to the table.

SCIENCE WRITER

We're looking for a full-time general science writer to join our San Francisco office. This role will require you write about a variety of subjects, from breakthroughs in gene-editing to NASA’s newest exploits. For this position, you must feel comfortable conducting interviews with researchers, reporting on timely science news, and writing feature-length articles. This is a fast-paced environment and requires a solid general science foundation.

Qualifications

  • Science degree
  • Some form of journalism experience/journalism post-grad degree.
  • Passionate about science communication

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and two writing samples to jobs@iflscience.comThe subject line should read “SF SCIENCE WRITER”

Applications close Friday 22nd September.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

We're looking for an editorial assistant to join our San Francisco office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build a career in journalism. 

This role will vary greatly from day to day. You may spend your time writing short articles, republishing content from our partners, transcribing interviews, and writing "listicle" type articles.

We believe in promoting from within, and other editorial assistants have gone on to become writers and editors at IFLScience.

You don't need a science degree, but you do need to be passionately interested in the topic and comfortable writing about a wide variety of subjects. If you devour David Attenborough documentaries and love talking about CERN's latest findings, you'll fit right in. You don't have to understand everything (no one does), but you should be interested and excited to learn.

Qualifications

  • Journalism experience. Can be degree or practical.
  • Passionate about science.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and two writing samples to jobs@iflscience.comThe subject line should read "SF EDITORIAL ASSISTANT".

Applications close Friday 22nd September.

 

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