Assistant Editor, Science + Technology

at The Conversation

Salary range $40-50K plus super

We’re looking for a web-savvy early career journalist with a keen interest in science and technology and the ability to generate compelling story ideas and commission articles from academics and researchers. Reporting to the Section Editor, Science + Technology, the role requires creative thinking and top-shelf subbing skills. The ideal applicant will be a news junkie who is well informed about the latest research and on top of the news agenda. She or he will also be a clever and creative self-starter who has a flair for online production, headline-writing and copy-editing.

We'd love you to have:

  • Experience in print and/or online media
  • A passion for science and technology
  • Developed sub-editing skills
  • A flair for headline writing
  • Social media skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity, the ability to think laterally to generate innovative story ideas
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, The Conversation's aim of contributing to the quality of public debate

Our team is passionate and focused on making The Conversation a leading media site. Our workplace, just outside Melbourne’s CBD is highly professional and deadline-driven, as well as fun and friendly.

How to Apply for this job

Please email expressions of interest explaining why you’re suited to this role, along with your CV, to Misha Ketchell, Managing Editor,

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on The Conversation.