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INSIDER editorial fellow, science (SF)

Editorial | San Francisco, CA | Internship

Job Description

INSIDER is hiring a paid editorial fellow to write about science from our San Francisco office. 


The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers. For more information on the Insider Fellowship Program, see here.


Fellows on our science team write about a variety of science topics in the unique INSIDER style. They spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching and producing features — even breaking news if the timing is right. They have the opportunity to contribute to stories like "China releases detailed 360-degree photo from the first mission to land on the far side of the moon" and "Congress just got a new bumper crop of scientists. Meet the 11 new science whizzes on Capitol Hill."


All our editorial fellows should have:

  • Experience reporting and writing (school publications are great)
  • A passion for digital storytelling and voracious reading habits
  • Familiarity with digital and social media
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team
  • Light HTML and/or Photoshop experience
  • Proofreading and copyediting skills


Additionally, for the TK team, we’re looking for someone with the following:

  • An interest in covering science
  • Experience researching and writing about science
  • Interest in using images to tell photo-driven stories


This is an hourly paid fellowship based out of our San Francisco office. Fellows are encouraged to work 40 hours a week, and fellowships run for six months. Start date for this position will be in March.


INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.


APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter telling us why you want to be our science fellow. Please include links to relevant clips if you have them. Applications are due March 1.