We’re Hiring In Our London Office

WHY SHOULD YOU WORK FOR IFLSCIENCE?

Frankly, we’re awesome. You get to talk about science all day and hang about with our other awesome employees. And you don’t just get to enjoy coming to work every day, you also get amazing benefits like:

  • Up to 6 weeks paid vacation.
  • Up to a year’s family leave for new parents, fully paid.
  • A three-day weekend once per month, just because we like you.
  • Private health insurance.
  • A yearly “holiday bonus” to cover a vacation somewhere exciting.
  • Up to 8% pension matching scheme.

Please note that some of the benefits listed above accrue over time and are not available immediately.

Here are some recommendations from former employees of ours:

“Sometimes they break out into song. Also, the dog gives excellent cuddles.”
– Ben Taub, former staff writer

“From Science to kittens, the fun never stops”.
– Phil Sinyavsky, former head of ad operations

Why you should work for IFLS, according to current employees:

“Our receptionist is a dinosaur, our cocktails come with dry ice, and Obi Wan Kenobi lives in our board room”
– Katy Evans, copy-editor

“Cookies appear a lot. And doughnuts. And sometimes puppies. Also there’s a poltergeist in our lift”
– Dr Robin Andrews, staff writer.

“Our lunch time crossword sessions are really exciting”
– Jonny O’Callaghan, senior staff writer.

Open positions will be listed below. However, we’re constantly growing and we welcome speculative applications. if you’re interested in working with us, please feel free to email [email protected] and we’ll keep your CV on file for when we next have an opening.

ALL of these positions are based in our Covent Garden office. We are not currently advertising for remote positions. The salary for each is negotiable, and will strongly depend on the experience and qualifications you bring to the table.

HEALTH WRITER

We’re looking for an experienced science writer, who will focus on medical and health subjects. This doesn’t mean that’s all you’ll be writing about, not by a long shot. One of the great things about IFLScience is that one day you can be writing about drug interactions, and the next day it can be outer space. However, we are looking for someone who has the experience and expertise necessary to cover complex health studies, and explain them to a general audience.

This role is full time, and will be based in our Covent Garden office. Remote applicants cannot be considered for this position.

Qualifications:

  • Health sciences/biomedical sciences degree
  • Some form of journalism experience, the more the better.
  • Passionate about science communication

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and two writing samples to [email protected].

The subject line should read “HEALTH WRITER”

Applications close March 31st.

WEEKEND/FLEXIBLE WRITER

We’re looking for a general science writer. This is a full-time position, but the hours and days may vary. We’re specifically looking for someone to keep the site running during the weekend, and to cover staff vacation days during the week. We’re flexible to your needs, and you’ll be able to change which days you work during the week depending on your schedule.

As you’ll often be working days when most of our staff won’t, you’ll need to be comfortable covering a large variety of stories. You’ll also need to be very motivated, and capable of thinking for yourself. You’ll have a large amount of freedom with regards to your schedule and tasks.

Saturdays and Sundays will be spent working from home, and weekdays will be based in our Covent Garden office. Remote applicants cannot be considered for this position.

Qualifications

  • Science degree
  • Journalism experience/journalism post-grad degree.
  • Passionate about science communication.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and two writing samples to [email protected].

The subject line should read “WEEKEND WRITER”

Applications close March 31st.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

We’re looking for an editorial assistant to join our busy London office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build a career in journalism.

This role will vary greatly from day to day. You may spend your time writing short articles, republishing content from our partners, transcribing interviews, and writing “listicle” type articles.

We believe in promoting from within, and other editorial assistants have gone on to become writers and editors at IFLScience.

You don’t need a science degree, but you do need to be passionately interested in the topic and comfortable writing about a wide variety of subjects. If you devour David Attenborough documentaries and love talking about CERN’s latest findings, you’ll fit right in. You don’t have to understand everything (no one does), but you should be interested and excited to learn.

Qualifications

  • Journalism experience. Can be degree or practical.
  • Passionate about science.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and two writing samples to [email protected].

The subject line should read “EDITORIAL ASSISTANT”

Applications close March 31st.

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