Freelance Writer

Boston College

Remote The ideal candidate will be based in the Boston metropolitan area, so that they have the ability to attend certain events in person.

Freelance (Ongoing)

Production / copy

Jul 28

The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College is seeking a freelance writer to create content for our website, reports, and other public modes of communication. 

The position will be tasked with writing a variety of pieces about the Institute, including, but not limited to, faculty and student profiles, descriptive articles about Institute programs and initiatives, and event previews and recaps. The workload will vary throughout the year based on what is happening with the Institute, but in general we anticipate needing 3-5 pieces per month. The position will regularly communicate with our administrative team to maintain an editorial calendar based on the timing of Institute activities.

This position is deadline-driven, so the ideal candidate will be well-organized and responsive to deadlines. The ideal candidate will have multiple years of writing experience, with a preference towards candidates with experience writing about the areas of energy, health, and the environment. Our content reaches a wide audience, so it is important for the position to be able to distill technical information and communicate it in a way that will resonate with non-experts. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience in higher education and its various stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni).

The ideal candidate will be based in the Boston metropolitan area, so that they have the ability to attend certain events in person. However, remote candidates will be considered.

We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. The fee structure is negotiable.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples to Greg Adelsberger ( and Jim West (

The mission of the Schiller Institute is to create and sustain emerging initiatives in basic and applied science; generate new knowledge through collaborations drawing upon the expertise that resides in all eight of BC’s schools and colleges; develop new interdisciplinary approaches to important societal problems and deploy new methods of scholarship, tools and technologies; foster scholarship and learning for and within local and global communities; educate the next generation of science and technology leaders and innovators; and promote partnerships with industry, NGOs and government organizations. The Institute seeks to address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health and the environment. More information can be found on the Institute’s website.

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