science/technology writer

at SMU (view profile)
Location Dallas, Texas
Date Posted May 1, 2023
Category Editing / Writing
Job Type Contractor


SMU (Southern Methodist University, Dallas) is seeking a science/technology contract writer to share the news about our University’s compelling research.  We are looking for someone who can make complicated science and technology topics interesting for a general audience while spelling out the level of detail necessary to satisfy an academic audience.

Working with the SMU Media Relations team on the SMU campus, the science/technology contract writer will:

  • build relationships with faculty, staff and students to gather information about science/technology/research
  • follow trending science topics to identify potential opportunities for placing SMU “experts” with media
  • write stories/news releases/social media posts about projects and programs to fit various media platforms
  • pitch stories to news media

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in journalism, public relations or a related communications field. Excellent spelling and grammar skills are a must. Experience in writing for digital audiences is a plus.

Finalists will complete a writing test under deadline.

This is a temporary, full-time, non-benefit-eligible position funded for the fiscal year beginning June 1. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications will close as soon as an eligible candidate is identified. Those interested should send a resume, writing samples and cover letter to Kim Cobb, SMU Executive Director of Media and Community Relations, at

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