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Science Content Producer, Virtual Events (Part-Time & Benefits Eligible)

Location: HQ/Remote Considered
Job Code: 133
# of openings: 1


We are looking for an experienced science communicator to plan a series of events that will excite the public and further our mission to make scientific knowledge accessible to all.

The part-time Science Content Producer will develop and help execute joint online events for the popular science publication, Knowable Magazine, and Annual Reviews, publisher of academic review articles in a broad swath of the sciences. Reporting to the Editor-In Chief, Knowable Magazine, and in liaison with the Annual Reviews Editor-In-Chief, Annual Reviews journal editorial committees, and the Annual Reviews Marketing department, the Science Content Producer will work with the events leadership group to identify timely, compelling topics for events. They will also work with the marketing and audience engagement teams to build a global community of event participants.

The successful candidate will identify and approach leading scholars to participate as speakers; research topics including speakers’ contributions to the field and develop background material for the event moderator; in some cases, serve as moderator; help support live events; compose event descriptions and other promotional materials; manage workflow and deadlines for event promotion materials; help evaluate the success of events and create reports for internal and external stakeholders.

This is a part-time position working 20+ hours per week. Hours will need to be flexible to accommodate the events program and to overlap with West Coast office hours. Remote applicants living in the following states will be considered:  CA, CO, GA, HI, MA, NC, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, WA, or WI. 

Qualifications include:

  • College degree in science required; graduate degree in science or social science preferred
  • At least 5 years work experience communicating scientific research to the general public
  • Experience managing events or editorial workflows with many stakeholders
  • Experience working with and communicating with scholars
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including excellent command of the English language and the ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact and build rapport with scientists and colleagues
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • A professional demeanor and the ability to develop and maintain relationships and work well with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to identify and research relevant and compelling scientific topics for events and identify appropriate scholars
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and manipulate data
  • Commitment to producing the highest quality work
  • Ability to be productive, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines while working remotely
  • Enthusiasm for the public communication of science
  • An understanding and enthusiasm for Annual Reviews’ and Knowable’s mission and a love of learning

We offer excellent benefits for eligible Regular Part-Time employees working 20+ hours per week including a comprehensive health benefits package (medical, dental, vision, EAP, FSAs, and Life/AD&D/STD/LTD plans), a fantastic retirement plan, great time-off benefits (pro-rated vacation time, sick time & holiday pay), free virtual meditation classes, an opportunity to participate in other employee benefit programs such as the matching gifts program, volunteer time-off program, and gym reimbursement program and most importantly, the ability to work with an amazing group of people who care about each other and their work.

Annual Reviews values the health and welfare of our staff members and their families. While all employees work primarily from their home office location, employees who may be required to come into our San Mateo, CA office periodically or travel elsewhere for business reasons must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 on their first day of employment. If you wish to request an accommodation due to a  disability or a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination or you object to being vaccinated on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices, please contact HR at  Annual Reviews will engage in the interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided.

Annual Reviews is deeply committed to inclusion, diversity and equity in all aspects of our culture. We encourage members of groups traditionally underrepresented in science journalism to apply to join our team.

Annual Reviews is also an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age (40 and above), military status, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact the Director of Human Resources at 650-493-4400 or by email at and let her know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this phone number or email address.

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click on each of the following: (1) EEO is the Law Poster, (2) EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, (3) Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Statement, and (4) AR EEO/AA Statement.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Annual Reviews will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The starting salary range for Colorado candidates only in this role will be $32.80/hour to $37.00/hour.  Actual compensation will be determined by several factors including but not limited to: level and breadth of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and specific home office location.

To apply online, please include your resume, cover letter, and at least three examples of published or broadcasted science journalism or communication work. To be considered, please apply by December 31, 2021. Those who do not submit work samples along with a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

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