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Positions: Subject Editor
Organization: Science Borealis
Location: anywhere in Canada

Science Borealis is looking for science writers to cover the following areas on a regular basis:

  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Science and Society
  • Policy & Politics

Subject editors write 4 to 6 articles for publication on the Borealis Blog throughout the year. Many subject areas are covered by two editors, who share responsibilities for researching and writing posts.

This is a great opportunity for individuals with a keen interest and curiosity in science and an excellent springboard for those interested in launching a career in science writing.


  • Write a Borealis Blog post in weekly rotation with the other Science Borealis editors (every 9-10 weeks)
  • Support other subject editors by taking part in pitch sessions and other community activities in Slack
  • Help promote Member blog posts via social media by watching their beats' subject feed
  • Write Facebook posts about syndicated blogs/blog posts
  • Interview and profile syndicated bloggers
  • Share relevant news items/events with the Science Borealis community and Core Team
  • Report on science communication events
  • Provide commentary and insight on current events that have implications for STEM in Canada


  • Currently enrolled in a science related post-secondary program, a recent graduate or demonstrated interest in and understanding of science
  • Experience writing science-related content for a general audience is an asset
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment and the ability to meet strict deadlines

Time Committment:

Up to 4 hours per week for 6 months (with opportunity for renewal)

Science Borealis will provide volunteers with:

  • Learning new skills through real-world training with experience and professional mentors
  • Job shadowing and in-depth orientation


Email your cover letter and resume, along with at least two (2) writing samples to:

Be sure to include the position title in the subject line of your email.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Oct 7 2020    Numéro : 57637