Script Editor


  • Full Time

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We’re seeking an experienced full-time editor to contribute to SciShow, one of YouTube’s most viewed and trusted sources of science information.

Job Title: Script Editor

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Chief Content Officer

Starting Salary: $35,000-$45,000; dependent on experience

Location: Remote in USA (Missoula, MT preferred)


Core Responsibilities include:

– Editing several scripts per week

– Pitching ideas for 500 to 2000-word scripts

– Assigning scripts to freelance writers

– Fact checking scripts to ensure 100% bullet-proof accuracy

– Occasionally writing scripts

– Maintaining overall channel and company brand

– Being thoughtful and kind


Ideal applicants will meet the following qualifications:

– An academic background in a scientific discipline

– Experience editing science writing for a popular, non-academic audience

– Familiarity with editing someone else’s words in order to maintain an overall channel voice

– Experience finding and developing captivating narratives around scientific information

– Understanding of online media and YouTube

– Awareness of enticing titles without creating clickbait


Your work must be:

– Accurate and efficient with information

– Thoughtful and fascinating in narrative

– Witty in tone and voice

– Passionate about imparting hard science to humanity


If your experience hits these marks, then prove it!

Fill out and submit this application by April 28, 2019.