Script Editor

Complexly · Apr 11th 2019

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Headquarters: Missoula, MT URL:

We’re seeking an experienced full-time editor to contribute to SciShow, one of YouTube’s most viewed and trusted sources of science information.

Job Title: Script Editor

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Chief Content Officer

Starting Salary: $35,000-$45,000; dependent on experience

Location: Remote in USA (Missoula, MT preferred)

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Editing several scripts per week
  • Pitching ideas for 500 to 2000-word scripts
  • Assigning scripts to freelance writers
  • Fact checking scripts to ensure 100% bullet-proof accuracy
  • Occasionally writing scripts
  • Maintaining overall channel and company brand
  • Being thoughtful and kind

Ideal applicants will meet the following qualifications:

  • An academic background in a scientific discipline
  • Experience editing science writing for a popular, non-academic audience
  • Familiarity with editing someone else's words in order to maintain an overall channel voice
  • Experience finding and developing captivating narratives around scientific information
  • Understanding of online media and YouTube
  • Awareness of enticing titles without creating clickbait

Your work must be:

  • Accurate and efficient with information
  • Thoughtful and fascinating in narrative
  • Witty in tone and voice
  • Passionate about imparting hard science to humanity

If your experience hits these marks, then prove it!

Fill out and submit this application by April 28, 2019.

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