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Writer serves as key contributor to MIT’s dynamic daily news site, generating high-quality, authoritative coverage of the Institute with a focus on electrical engineering and computer science. This beat includes cutting-edge research in machine learning, cryptography, robotics, quantum computing, and more. Responsibilities include: report and write about MIT research, innovation, and teaching through a mix of spot news and coverage of peer-reviewed research, as well as profiles, trend stories, and/or other features; cover several beats within MIT, speaking with contacts on a weekly basis; exercise sharp news judgment and generate at least two story ideas per week that map to institutional priorities; interview students, faculty, and staff for news articles; cover speeches and events, occasionally at night or on weekends; write at least two news stories a week for MIT News web site; collaborate with media relations team to adapt news stories for distribution to news media; propose and help coordinate visual/multimedia elements to accompany articles; and liaise with subjects of articles and other stakeholders to make sure they approve of content prior to publication.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree; excellent writing skills; at least five years’ experience in a news setting; knowledge of or interest in computer science and engineering; knowledge of AP style; excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and ability to think analytically and seek unique and exclusive angles in telling stories/news. Demonstrated ability to grab and keep a reader’s attention while explaining complex research in a clear, straightforward manner.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
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