BuzzFeed is hiring a

Science Fellowship, BuzzFeed News

Sydney, Australia

BuzzFeed News is partnering with the Australian Science Media Centre and the Australian National University to bring an ambitious science reporter into our Sydney-based news team for a 12-week fellowship.

This is not a coffee-fetching internship. It’s a paid professional development opportunity to work with the head of news and social news reporter in Australia, as well as BuzzFeed’s international science desk, to produce breaking news, social news and video reporting on the science beat.

The successful candidate will have a deep curiosity about all things science and have smart, shareable ideas about how to package the latest scientific news for BuzzFeed’s audience. They will be a self-starter with a track record of exclusive reporting, and will understand the internet’s role in finding and reporting the news.

We’re looking for a team player who is willing to work closely with other members of the Sydney bureau and the wider BuzzFeed News family.

You will:

  • Break news and deliver scoops.
  • Generate unique pitches and develop sources.
  • Write and produce stories that people want to share.
  • Work with our video and news curation team to do multimedia reporting.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a proven track record in breaking news and developing sources.
  • Has strong writing skills and can turn around clean copy quickly.
  • Is not afraid to cold call.
  • Has an established social media presence.
  • Has a genuine love for and excitement about science and the internet.

To apply, please include links to at least three original stories, and thoughts on areas of coverage you think a BuzzFeed News science reporter is uniquely positioned to tackle.

About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We have offices in 19 cities around the world and more than 1600 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We fuse hard work and fun, through a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, and humble confidence. As an employee, you’ll enjoy perks like office events, snacks, career development courses, and no work on your birthday! But most importantly, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools and create content that helps connect people all over the world.

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