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Staff Writer, Futurism

About Singularity University

Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation based in Silicon Valley. We are a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Our learning and innovation platform empowers individuals and organizations with the mindset, skillset, and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. With our community of entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions, we have the necessary ingredients to create a more abundant future for all.

Acquired by SU in early 2019, Futurism is a digital media publication that covers the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to empower our readers and drive the development of these transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential. Futurism reaches over ten million unique readers and garners over 50MM views on Facebook per month, making it one of the largest future-focused global digital science and technology publishers, full stop.

Position Overview:

The Staff Writer will support the News Editor in the daily run-of-show for Futurism’s newswriting and reporting operation, filing news digests contextualizing the latest in emerging technology and science, in addition to reporting original stories. 


Key Responsibilities: 

Contribute to the daily newswriting operation: 

  • Staff Writers are charged with helping keep current our flash-news vertical, The Byte — a quick-fire contextualization of the who, what, where, why, and upshot of the day’s most pivotal futuristic stories. 
  • Staff Writers also fill in/help act as editors on a by-need basis.

Contribute reporting to the weekly publication news cycle:

  • Staff Writers produce reported filings and features on a regular cadence, pitching and reporting stories as they get assigned via the news editor and content director.  
  • Staff Writers closely follow multiple areas of coverage as they develop their research and expertise into beats with cultivated sources, drawing up story ideas, that result in the filing of vivid and accurate stories.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience contributing (full-time or freelance) for a print or digital publication.
  • Demonstrated experience working on tight deadlines with creative views on topical news stories.
  • Proficiency in WordPress and/or other publishing platforms/CMS.

Candidate Profile:

Staff Writers need research skills, a confident writing voice, perspective, sensibility, and a passion for the technology and science narratives of tomorrow that are changing the world today. 

  • The right candidate has a familiarity with and passion for the latest developments in emerging technology and science news — they’re less interested in writing about the latest smartphone or gadget drop than they are recent breakthroughs in quantum computing, renewable energy, off-world transportation, genetics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Their imagination for the possibilities of the future is endless, but they’re also interested in its ragged edges — they’re neither cynical luddites nor breathless boosters. They're curious about our future and eager to explain how we’re already seeing it in the present.
  • Demonstrable success working as a member of a creative editorial operation, receiving edits, and communicating feedback.


  • Exceptional attention to detail: We want reporters who can break down complex stories into individual verifiable facts, and structure them into accurate, clear, error-free copy.
  • Candidates for this position can put ideas to paper quickly, succinctly, and with captivating panache. 
  • The ideal Staff Writer will have demonstrated an understanding of the emergent science and technology beat, as well as the ability to build and maintain a contact list of expert sources.
  • Familiarity with data science tools such as scripting, scraping, processing, visualization a plus.


Impact & Influence:

This is a full-time, exempt position.

The position reports to the News Editor.

This is an individual contributor position with no supervisory responsibilities. 

The position primary work location will be Singularity University/Futurism Media’s offices in Brooklyn, NY.


Singularity University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. SU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, local law.




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