Researcher (Part Time)

Palo Alto, CA 94306
United States

Printing / Publishing
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


Knowable Magazine, an award-winning online publication dedicated to exploring science research through a journalistic lens, is seeking a part-time Researcher to meticulously confirm facts in each piece of content (articles, graphics, multimedia) or to perform original research/reporting on a specific topic. Fact checking will include names, numbers, details, broad statements, spelling, historical information, quoted results of studies and surveys, data, affiliations of sources, including ascertaining that the sources did say what is quoted in story or implied information attributed to them. The individual in this role must be able to communicate diplomatically with colleagues, freelancers and sources to confirm information.

The hours of work will vary from approximately 8-18 hours per week and we will consider this role as a remote position for an exceptional candidate who resides in CA, OR, OH, NV, NC, VA, WA, WI, CO, MA, PA, NY, HI, or GA.  


Annual Reviews is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age (40 and above), military status, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact the Director of Human Resources at 650-493-4400 or by email at and let her know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this phone number or email address.

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click on each of the following: (1) EEO is the Law Poster, (2) EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, (3) Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Statement, and (4) AR EEO/AA Statement.


Job Requirements
Qualified candidates need to have:
•Expertise in fact checking skills—independent research and reporting skills—to ensure an article's accuracy
•Excellent analytical skills to evaluate the language used and when that language should be changed
•Strong judgment
•A professional demeanor and ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact
•The ability to ensure that any quoted numbers or equations are correct
•A strong work ethic
•Mastery of the internet and excellent search skills to find accurate and up-to-date information
•Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
•Exceptional attention to detail

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Knowable is an editorially independent online magazine dedicated to revealing what’s known and what’s still not known across the array of fields explored in the Annual Reviews scientific journals.

Annual Reviews (AR) is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. Our top-ranked journals and highly cited reviews—written by some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields—promote innovation among researchers and advance scientific awareness among journalists, policy makers, business professionals, and others with an interest in the societal impact of research.

If you possess the above requirements, please submit your resume, cover letter, references and 2-3 writing or editing samples by applying online at:

Note: Applicants who have worked with Knowable Magazine in the past do not need to submit cover letters and work samples.