Deputy Editor, COSMOS magazine

*Deputy Editor, COSMOS*

*COSMOS, Australia’s #1 science media brand in print and online, seeks a Deputy Edit*or.

Launched in 2005, COSMOS is a stylish magazine of breadth and ambition, covering science for a general audience. It is literary in its journalism, global in scope and visually lush.

COSMOS reaches 400,000 people every month through a bi-monthly print magazine, a daily online news service, and a weekly email newsletter. It’s the winner of 35 awards, including the 2009 Magazine of the Year at the Publishers Australia Awards.

Reporting directly to the Editor, the role will help influence the shape of COSMOS, developing story ideas, dealing with freelance writers, and maintaining the high standard of journalism for which it is renowned. The Deputy also acts as Editor of Cosmos Online, Australia’s #1 science news website, and *Cosmos Update*, the weekly email newsletter.

The right applicant will be an intelligent self-starter with a talent for writing and a passion for science. They will be a team player who is not afraid of getting his/her hands dirty. Familiar with the Internet, blogs, and social media, she/he will be confident in cyberspace. A degree in science would be an advantage.

Based in stylish offices in inner-Sydney Chippendale, the COSMOS team is friendly, enthusiastic and keen to excel. Being a small and innovative publishing house, you can contribute directly to the development and success of the magazine and the company.

*Duties* • Work closely with the Editor, developing story leads and ideas • Research, commission and edit articles • Manage day-to-day operations of the • Assist in managing workflow • Deal with freelance writers • Assist with picture research • Represent COSMOS at events • Deputise for Editor in his absence

*Requirements* • 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 • Previous magazine, newswire or newspaper experience • Can meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment • Has a passion for science and good journalism • Is familiar with the online medium • Has a friendly attitude and is a team player • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a journalist in a magazine or other media environment

Salary range: $50,000 to $68,000 incl. super, depending on experience.

*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 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 CV 3) writing samples to the address below. * Applications failing to comply with the three points above will not be considered.*

*Deputy Editor position Attention: The Editor, COSMOS PO Box 302 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012*

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