Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
EDITOR , MIT Open Learning -MIT Horizon , to assume a unique opportunity to write and edit educational content on a variety of emerging technologies in a style, voice, and at a quality that is consistent with MIT Horizon . Will write and edit educational (not news) articles on a variety of emerging technologies; build and manage relationships with subject matter experts, including MIT faculty and outside industry professionals and executives; guide writers and researchers and collaborate with other editors in a deadline-driven environment; adjust and respond to feedback from the executive editor, senior leadership, and the audience of learners; lead MIT Horizon's educational coverage of technology topics, including how the technology is framed and what articles or content the coverage includes; develop, write, and edit high-quality primers and educational articles, some according to established templates and others original; guide a team of writers and researchers and work closely with executive editor and art director to improve and publish drafts on deadline; ensure that articles and supporting work meet MIT Horizon standards for quality and accuracy; identify and interview subject matter experts; and help improve content development workflows.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in a relevant field; three years of professional editing, writing, or teaching experience; professional writing or teaching experience in science or technology with demonstrated leadership and decision-making responsibilities; demonstrated expertise in, knowledge of, or familiarity with science or technology; excellent writing, editing, research, and interviewing skills; demonstrated knowledge of or expertise in science or technology; proven ability to write quality articles in an institutional voice and to work independently in a semi-structured startup environment. Job #19457-8
This is a temporary one-year position, renewable on an annual basis.
Internal Number: 19457
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