Work with C&EN

Become an editorial fellow

C&EN produces authoritative, award-winning journalism about the world of chemistry, including coverage of recent advances in research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. It is published by the American Chemical Society , the world's largest scientific society dedicated to a single discipline, and it is widely considered one of the major benefits of ACS membership. C&EN's weekly print magazine reaches more than 156,000 members of ACS, and its website receives more than 7 million page views per year.

Each year C&EN seeks a science-writing editorial fellow. During the paid, six-month stint (starting around June), the editorial fellow is expected to work for C&EN full time (40 hours per week). The editorial fellow ideally will be based in our Washington, D.C., headquarters; however, candidates unable to relocate may be considered. Starting and ending dates are flexible.


The editorial fellow will work alongside seasoned reporters, developing bylined news and feature stories for C&EN's website and weekly print magazine. The editorial fellow will also have the opportunity to write cover stories (past fellows have reported on topics such as opioid detection by first responders and strategies for delivering CRISPR into the body) and produce multimedia pieces, such as video and audio clips and interactive graphics. This is a paid fellowship.

How to apply

Candidates should be highly motivated students or recent graduates with demonstrated interest in science writing and at least a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field. Editorial fellows should be prepared to report and write on daily and weekly deadlines.

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and at least two to three science-writing samples to Lauren Wolf, deputy editorial director, at We highly encourage applicants to include multimedia samples if available.

Applications for 2018 have closed. Check back in January 2019 for deadlines for the 2019 program.

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