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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

WRITER, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MIT News Office, to serve as a key contributor to MIT’s dynamic daily news site, generating high-quality, authoritative coverage of the Institute with a focus on electrical engineering and computer science (EECS). This beat includes cutting-edge research in machine learning, cryptography, robotics, quantum computing, and more. Responsibilities include reporting and writing about MIT research, innovation, and teaching through a mix of spot news and coverage of peer-reviewed research, as well as profiles, trend stories, and/or other features; covering several beats within MIT, including other departments in addition to EECS as needed; generating at least two story ideas per week that map to institutional priorities; interviewing students, faculty, and staff for news articles; covering speeches and events; writing at least two news stories a week for the MIT News website; collaborating with the media relations team to adapt news stories for distribution to news media; proposing and helping coordinate visual/multimedia elements to accompany articles; and liaising with the subjects of articles and other stakeholders to make sure they approve of content prior to publication.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree; excellent writing and interpersonal skills; at least five years’ experience in a news setting; knowledge of and interest in computer science and engineering; knowledge of AP style; attention to detail; and demonstrated ability to grab and keep a reader’s attention while explaining complex research in a clear, straightforward manner. Seek someone who is able to think analytically and seek unique and exclusive angles in telling stories/news.

**May work occasional nights and/or weekends to cover events and speeches.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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