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LabX Media Group
Assistant Editor
Boston, MA

Drug Discovery News is looking for an assistant editor to create scientific news in written and multimedia formats for an audience of life science researchers working primarily in translational, preclinical, and clinical research in industry and academic labs.

Why work for LabX Media Group?

Employee health matters! Comprehensive benefits, employee assistance programs, paid time off!

We have flexible work schedules! We want you to feel comfortable structuring your days in a way that works for you.

Comfortable workspace! Home or office - we want to foster collaboration, creativity, innovation. Therefore, making a flexible policy fits our diverse workforce.

We appreciate your hard work! Employee recognition, bonuses, career growth, and much more. Appreciation is highly important to the LabX Media Group’s culture.

We believe in work hard/play hard! We encourage team socials and our online “water-cooler” group chat with colleagues to step away from the day-to-day and have some laughs.

We believe in diversity and inclusion! Our open-door policy makes all employee inclusive partners and help prevent and remove systemic barriers.

We care about our community! Being a business in a small town, we give back to our community regularly through sponsorships, donations, and community involvement.


  • Identify, write, and edit high quality original features, columns, news articles, and multimedia content
  • Work closely with the editorial team to prioritize coverage for monthly print issues, newsletters, and the website
  • Develop a strong network of advisors, sources, scientists, collaborators, and freelance writers
  • Convey complex technical ideas using effective, clear, creative, lively storytelling
  • Guide designers and videographers in producing scientifically accurate content across media channels including print, digital, social media, video, illustrations, infographics, podcasts, and newsletters
  • Select and prepare content for weekly newsletters
  • Stay up to date with the changing needs and interests of scientific researchers

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D. in the life sciences
  • 2-3 years experience in science writing and editing
  • Collaborative, creative, and innovative
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management, research, and analytical skills

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Experience conducting scientific research in a life science laboratory
  • Commitment to journalism standards and best practices
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • Experience communicating and working with a remote team

About Us:

Drug Discovery News is focused on keeping our subscribers current with the latest trends and developments in scientific discoveries to preclinical research and clinical trials, including the techniques, technologies, business, and regulatory policies that enable their research. DDN is Dedicated to Exploring Drug Discoveries and Development.

LabX Media Group’s brands and product solutions deliver trusted, timely and deep information across print and digital products to empower our customers and advance their research. LMG is a leading worldwide science publishing company that delivers meaningful industry content and integrated marketing solutions for the scientific community.

Help Scientists make the world better!

Application Procedure:

This position is remotely based and open to all candidates within Canada and USA. Preference may be given to those in the Eastern Time Zone.

LabX Media Group is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. Diversity drives innovation: so, we foster a culture where difference is valued. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcome applications from everyone!

Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request when contacted for an interview. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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201 to 500 Employees
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