The Public Good Projects is a public health nonprofit specialized in large-scale media monitoring programs, social and behavior change interventions, & cross-sector initiatives. PGP’s mission is to apply best evidence and practices from the public and private sectors to create bold projects for health. PGP’s programs and initiatives are evidence-based, tailored for particular populations, employ a collective impact model, and are scientifically evaluated.
PGP is seeking a new, full-time role, a science writer who will report to the Managing Editor. The science writer is responsible for pitching and writing content across multiple platforms, including social copy, newsletters, promotional materials for clients, aggregated news stories, and reported articles of various lengths.
You’re an ideal candidate for this position if you have a few years of journalism experience under your belt. You love taking fact-checked, well-researched data about public health topics and making it accessible to a mainstream audience. You know what resonates with readers and the best way to explain it, and you can be counted on to have a few social media or newsletter tricks up your sleeve, too.
We’re looking for someone with sharp critical thinking skills and a flexible attitude, someone who can run with an idea and pivot when needed. You may write newsletter copy about vaccine misinformation one day, and the next day pitch ideas around healthy pregnancies and low birth weight babies.
This is a full-time, fully-remote position that is eligible for benefits. Candidates must have the ability to work from their own home office.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Specific duties include, but may not be limited to:
- Research, pitch, and write original, engaging articles on topics related to public health
- Assist in ideating, writing, and managing other types of content, including social copy, newsletters, and promotional materials, for multiple public health and social justice campaigns
- Fact checking
- Participate in pitch meetings
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or related field
- Minimum two years writing experience
- Proven history of writing about complex scientific topics for a general audience, digital publishing preferred
- Excellent writing, proofreading, and communication skills
- Collaborative and interpersonal skills and the ability to work on tight deadlines, independently, in a remote team environment
- Familiarity with AP Style and SEO best practices a plus
As a workplace, we pride ourselves on our progressive values and excellent benefits, and we strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender non-conforming to apply. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.