Science Editor

Science editors assign, review, and edit science writing. They work in the news media, book publishing, television production, healthcare, documentary filmmaking, and many other fields. A science editor must have a strong background in science as well as a firm grasp of written English. Because they are in charge of a number of different stories or projects at one time, science editors must excel at time management in order to meet deadlines. Science editors sometimes start off as writers or journalists; others get into editing after years in scientific research, education, or other fields. At least one science degree is often a requirement.

[See also the career profiles for Science Writer and Environmental Journalist.]

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