Deputy Editor, COSMOS (Sydney)

*Australia’s #1 science magazine seeks a Deputy Editor.*

COSMOS is a stylish magazine of breadth and ambition – literary in its journalism, global in scope and visually lush. It reaches 400,000 readers a month via a bi-monthly print and digital magazine, a daily online news website and a weekly e-newsletter.

Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the role helps influence the shape of COSMOS: developing story ideas, commissioning writers, editing and writing articles, and maintaining the high standard for which COSMOS is renowned. Reporting to you will be the Online Editor, the Assistant Editor and the Editorial Assistant, as well as the Art Director and other casual editorial staff.

The right applicant will be an intelligent self-starter with a talent for writing and a fascination for science. You must be highly organised, a team player who is not afraid to get your hands dirty. A degree in science would be an advantage, as would experience with blogs and social media.

Based in offices in inner-Sydney, the COSMOS team is friendly, enthusiastic and keen to excel. Luna Media is a small, award-winning publisher widely recognised as an industry innovator. You would be a key player who would contribute directly to the development and success of the magazine and the company. Opportunity to write and occasional travel in Australia and overseas.


– Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, developing stories and ideas – Research, commission and edit articles – Manage day-to-day editorial operations and workflow – Deal with freelance writers – Represent COSMOS at events – Deputise for the Editor-in-Chief in his absence


– A self-starter with excellent organisational skills – Reliable, responsible, with a strong work ethic – An elegant writer who loves quality journalism and is brimming with ideas – Can meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment – Has a fascination for science and good journalism – Has a friendly attitude and is a team player – Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a journalist in a magazine or other media environment

DEADLINE: Monday 24 January 2011. Salary commensurate with experience.

*Please note: This is not an entry-level position. You must show examples of your previous work and show that you can handle the challenge of a fast-paced job in a newsroom.*

If you meet the above requirements, please apply in writing with …

1) a detailed cover letter explaining why you want the job

2) a resume or CV

3) writing samples

*Applications failing to comply with the three requirements above will not be considered*.

Email your application to *jobs at cosmosmagazine dot com*

OR post it to:

*Deputy Editor position Attention: Wilson da Silva, Editor-in-Chief COSMOS PO Box 302 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012*

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