Work with C&EN

Work with C&EN as an editorial fellow in 2019

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) 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 (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society dedicated to a single discipline, and is widely considered one of the major benefits of ACS membership. C&EN’s weekly print magazine reaches more than 150,000 members of ACS, and its website receives more than 7 million page views per year.

C&EN seeks a science-writing editorial fellow for 2019. During his or her paid, 6-month stint (starting around June), the editorial fellow is expected to work for C&EN full time (40 hours/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.


C&EN covers current events in the world of chemistry, including cutting-edge molecular science, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. The editorial fellow will work alongside seasoned reporters, developing bylined news and feature stories for C&EN’s online site 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 for first responders and missions to return asteroid samples from outer space), contribute to our podcast, and produce videos 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, resume, and at least 2-3 science-writing samples to Katherine Bourzac, senior correspondent, at We highly encourage applicants to include additional multimedia samples if available.

Deadline for applications is Feb. 22, 2019. C&EN plans to make a decision by March 4, 2019.

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