Physics Seeks a Staff Editor

Physics, an online publication from the American Physical Society, seeks a talented individual with experience writing and editing articles about the physical sciences to join its editorial team.

Physics features authoritative news and commentary pieces about research in the Physical Review journals. The new editor will identify appropriate papers for coverage, commission and edit commentaries, contribute news stories, and write and edit short research summaries. They will also be expected to contribute stories from meetings, Q&As with scientists, and other feature articles. The new editor may also be asked to create and/or lead a new section of the publication.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics (or a related field) and three or more years of experience writing and/or editing articles about the physical sciences for a nonspecialist audience. Experience working with experts on commentaries would be a plus.

The new editor must have exceptional communication skills, as they will work with a variety of professionals, including leading scientists, illustrators, web developers, and APS staff. The job demands a highly organized and self-motivated individual who can distill technical results into a clear and engaging message, balance many assignments, and work under tight deadlines.

The position is officially based at the APS Editorial Offices in Ridge, New York, close to Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, and 60 miles from New York City. Flexible working arrangements and part-time telecommuting could, however, be negotiated. APS offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. For general information about the American Physical Society and its journals, see

Interested applicants should email A complete application must include a CV, a cover letter explaining interest in the position and salary expectations, a 250-word “Synopsis” of a recent physics paper, and two recent writing samples. (See for examples of a Synopsis.)

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