The University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST II) has an opening for a Junior Science Writer to work in the Astrophysics
Sciences Division (ASD) on-site at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Junior Science Writer will be responsible for identifying, initiating and developing new science features, video scripts and social media content to inform the public about ASD news and developments that focus on ASD’s science, technology, experiments and people.

Applicants for this position are required to have a BA/BS in a communications or physical science field and at least one year of experience as a science writer, ideally with a concentration in physics, astrophysics, and planetary science. They must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency. They should be able to demonstrate excellent experience in collaborating with scientists to translate technical content into stories meaningful to the general public. Applicants should have experience writing and creating multimedia materials, working with social media, a working knowledge of journalism conventions and media relations, plus a familiarity with AP Style.

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