Nov 28, 2017

Science Writer

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Washington, DC, United States
Full time General Nonprofit-Social Services Research Other

Job Description

The Association for Psychological Science (APS), a DC-based scientific organization, seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized individual for a Science Writer position in its journals department. This is a full-time position that provides the opportunity to join a dynamic team and communicate the cutting-edge research of a scientific association.


  • Reads and summarizes all research articles published in six journals
  • Assembles summaries in weekly emails sent to APS members and for other uses
  • As part of the journals team, contributes to projects and tasks related to overall publishing operations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • PhD in psychology (or ABD) is preferred, but demonstrated understanding of and ability to communicate complex scientific findings is essential.
  • At least 2–3 years of writing experience
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills, and a keen eye for detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the desire to work in a team environment
  • Outstanding communication skills and goal-directed problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with WordPress, Constant Contact, and manuscript submission systems a plus
  • Commitment to excellence and a desire to exceed expectations

APS offers a competitive salary, great benefits, and a collegial environment. Email resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and a writing sample to hr [at] psychologicalscience [dot] org. No telephone calls please. APS is an equal opportunity employer.

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Association for Psychological Science



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