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Science Writer (Contract)

Editorial | Los Altos, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us

KiwiCo is an innovative ecommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration. Committed to helping young innovators build their creative confidence and problem-solving skills, we offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn. Our core offering is a subscription service that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids ages 0-16+. We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve. We’re backed by leading investors, and we were named one of the “20 Startups to Watch” by Business Insider. Our offices are located in Los Altos.

 

Role

KiwiCo is seeking Science Writers to work with us on a part-time contract basis (remote is ok) to help us develop educational materials for our hands-on activity kits. We’re looking for people who are passionate about education and are excited to help inspire a love of science and engineering in our young customers.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching the science and engineering concepts behind our projects and working with subject matter experts ensure the educational materials are complete and accurate.

  • Writing articles explaining the crate concepts in a way that’s both fun and age-appropriate.

  • Pitching, researching, and writing articles on related technology, engineering or history topics that provide a deeper understanding of the core concepts.

 

Required Qualifications

Since this position is remote, candidates must be comfortable communicating and collaborating with a team over chat, email, and video calls. We seek team players with an infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace.  You must have a strong desire to learn and improve.

 

Required skills and responsibilities:

  • Background and experience. Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of writing and editing experience. You have excellent writing and editing skills, with direct experience in science communication for a general audience. Experience writing for children is a plus.

  • Passionate about STEM education. You love our young customers and understand how to communicate enriching educational concepts in a fun and relatable way. You’re always excited to learn something new, and you love geeking out over cool science stuff.

  • Detail-oriented. Exceptional attention to detail, grammar, and logical story construction, with an eye for working with visual designers.

  • Resourceful and Flexible.  You see a project from idea stage through successful completion and do whatever it takes to make it a success.

  • Collaborative.  Able to give and receive feedback well.

 

In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter highlighting your background and describing your interest in the position.