Assistant Editor/Media Manager (Temporary)

The Assistant Editor/Media Manager will work closely with our Senior Editor/Media Manager and assist the media department in all aspects of producing media for the Festival, including editing, media management, research, transcription, field and studio shoots. He/she will report to the Senior Manager of Production.


  • Assist editing team to produce media for World Science Festival live events, web content, digital education, public service announcements and marketing materials.
  • Assist Senior Media Manager with organizing media files and maintaining backup files
  • Obtain usage rights for media from outside sources
  • Assist on shoots, in studio & on location
  • Along with the entire video editing team will be responsible for meeting deadlines for delivery of all Festival media.
  • Conduct screenings for directors and members of production staffs.
  • Interface with editorial producers and editors to determine media needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (Video Production, Communications, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects at once
  • Able to function well in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment
  • Background and/or strong interest in science
  • Studio and field production experience and/or live event experience a plus


Please email resume with a cover letter to with “Assistant Editor” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. The World Science Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer.

About The World Science Festival:

The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond. Hailed a “new cultural institution” by The New York Times, the Festival has featured Alan Alda, Joshua Bell, Chuck Close, Glenn Close, Sylvia Earle, Philip Glass, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Hawking, John Hockenberry, Bill T. Jones, Charlie Kaufman, Mary-Claire King, Eric Lander, Richard Leakey, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Oliver Sacks, Liev Schreiber, Anna Deavere Smith, Julie Taymor, E.O. Wilson, and Nobel Laureates David Baltimore, Steven Chu, David Gross, Eric Kandel, Dudley R. Herschbach, Roald Hoffmann, Leon Lederman, Paul Nurse, John C. Mather, Saul Perlmutter, William Phillips, Adam Riess, F. Sherwood Rowland, Horst Störmer, Jack W. Szostak, Gerard ‘t Hooft, Harold Varmus, James Watson, Steven Weinberg, Carl Wieman, Frank Wilczek, among many others luminaries in science and the arts.

The annual live, week-long New York Festivals, which launched in 2008, have collectively drawn more than a million and a half visitors, with millions more viewing the programs online. The World Science Festival’s original musical and theatrical works tour nationally and internationally, and March 2016 marks the launch of World Science Festival Brisbane. World Science U is the Foundation’s online education arm where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.

The World Science Festival is a production of the World Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.