Editorial Assistant Intern

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KurzweilAI Network, Inc.
 Virtual
Company Location: Boston, MA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid

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Description

We publish KurzweilAI News (a daily newsletter) and a website, http://kurzweilai.net, in addition to research and support for noted author and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Your work would be in support of the Editor and Managing editor, assisting in researching, posting, and editing our content.

Launched in 2001, KurzweilAI explores the forecasts and insights on accelerating change articulated in Ray Kurzweil’s landmark books — notably The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind — and updates these books daily with key breakthroughs in science and technology.

The “AI” in KurzweilAI refers to “accelerating intelligence,” a core concept that underlies the exponential growth of the pervasive information-based technologies — both biological and machine — that are radically changing our world. These include biotechnology, nanotechnology & materials science, molecular electronics, computation, artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, physics, Internet, energy, electronics, pattern recognition, virtual reality, human brain reverse engineering, and brain and body augmentation. The leading visionaries represented on this site cover these and other topics, and examine the trends that are profoundly impacting science, economics, the arts, politics, government, warfare, medicine, health, education, disabilities, behavior, and society.

Responsibilities

- Assist with researching news
- Write and edit news and blog posts
- Provide support to the Editor and Managing Editor.
- Proofreading and copyediting
- Assist with posting other content on kurzweilai.net
- Research for current news topics

Requirements

- Must be a native U.S. citizen and resident and native American-English speaker
- Working towards a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in science or technology, or in communications/journalism in science and technology areas.
- Strong communication skills with keen attention to detail, with proven proofreading skill
- Knowledge of one or more areas of science or engineering (degree not required)
- Knowledge of and extensive experience with Wordpress, HTML, MS Word, image editing, with links to Wordpress websites you have worked on
- Must have advanced knowledge of and experience with blogging and social networks, with links to your blogs
- Available during the day (East Coast time) -- flexible schedule and hours per day
- Portfolio of posted articles or blog posts a plus
- Interest in and familiarity with Ray Kurzweil's writing and futures studies a plus-

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