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NOVA is the most popular primetime science series on American television, demystifying the scientific and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, our planet, and our universe. The PBS series is also one of the most widely distributed science programs around the world, and is a multimedia, multiplatform brand reaching more than 55 million Americans every year on TV and across digital platforms. NOVA’s important and inspiring stories of human ingenuity, exploration, and the quest for knowledge are regularly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. As part of its mission to make the scientific enterprise accessible and relevant to all, NOVA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its work, from the production process to the range of stories we tell, to the storytellers and voices we feature. In addition, science educators across the country rely on NOVA for resources used in the classroom as well as in museums, libraries, and after-school programs. NOVA is a production of GBH Boston; more information can be found at pbs.org/nova, or by following NOVA on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Leveraging the combined experience and expertise of producers, journalists, and educators on our team, NOVA launched the NOVA Science Studio in 2018, a program that empowers students with the skills to tell engaging stories about science through short-form video. The NOVA Science Studio is NOVA’s first youth program and our first project to create educational resources to teach science communication to high school teens aged 14-18.
Under the direction of NOVA’s Director of Education and Outreach, the Curriculum Writer will be responsible for updating and producing curriculum for the NOVA Science Studio program focused on science journalism and designing lesson plans that can be implemented by educators teaching the program. In addition, the Curriculum Writer will assist in developing programming materials and editorial documents to be used by the educators and students in the program and help plan and conduct training sessions for site coordinators and station staff. Ideally, the Curriculum Writer will have experience teaching journalism to students and be familiar with youth media programs.
· Review all current NOVA Science Studio curricular resources, workshops, and published content and reorganize curricular plan
· Update existing and produce new NOVA Science Studio curriculum with lessons on science journalism and media literacy and align to appropriate national and state educational standards
· Produce curricular resources for use in the program not limited to curriculum guides, editorial documents for educator and student use, and assessment resources
· Three years of experience in journalism
· A bachelor’s degree in education or journalism with experience in STEM outreach or education
· Experience producing curricular resources for middle and high school-aged students
· Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team and external organizations
· Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment
· Proactive and a team player
· Experience working with middle and high school students in journalism programs
· Familiarity with producing different types of curricular resources
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
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