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Sophie Bushwick

New York, NY

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Key Skills

Science reporting, pitching, research, writing, editing (Microsoft Office Suite, LaTeX); audio editing and production (Adobe Audition, Audacity); video hosting; blogging, online production for multiple content management systems; sharing digital content via social media (Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Tumblr).





Work Experience
Scientific American.

2019 - present

Technology Editor. Write and edit technology news for website and print magazine, coordinate with other editors on opinion pieces, podcasts, and videos, make outside media appearances.

Popular Science.

2014 - 2019

Senior Editor (formerly Projects Editor). Run DIY coverage, edit various sections for print, write and edit for the website, develop and produce videos and podcasts, make media appearances.

2010 - present

Inside Science.

2013 - 2014

Contracted freelance writer for Inside Science News Service. Pitched, researched, reported, wrote, and edited articles.

2010 - present

Scientific American.

2011 - 2014

Freelance podcast producer for 60-Second Science. Pitched, researched, wrote, recorded, and produced podcasts.

Host of The Countdown on YouTube’s Space Lab channel. Researched, co-wrote, and hosted space news videos once every two weeks, curate Twitter feed.

Discover Magazine.


Researched and wrote posts for website and staff-run blogs, ran Facebook page, prepared articles for online magazine as web intern.


2011 - 2012

Researched and wrote science posts for Gawker Media’s science and science-fiction website as web intern.

Physics Central.

2011 - 2012

Freelance podcast producer for American Physical Society’s science communication site. Pitch, research, write, record, and produce podcasts.

Scientific American.


AAAS Mass Media Fellow. Wrote for website.

Brookhaven National Laboratory.


Wrote for website, newsletter The Bulletin, and press releases as science communication intern.

Journal of the Franklin Institute.


Found peer reviewers in applied math, engineering.

Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates.


National Science fellowship at North Carolina State University. Researched microfluidics under the supervision of Robert Riehn and Keith Weninger.


Audio workshops.


Attended Sound Science, taught by Mia Lobel, at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Learned about turning scientific ideas into compelling audio stories.

Attended the Kitchen Sisters' Interviewing and Recording Workshop, taught by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva. Learned about interviewing techniques and audio equipment.

Carleton College, Bachelor of Arts in physics.


Graduated summa cum laude. Received broad science education (biology, chemistry, and mathematics in addition to physics) with a major in physics and a focus on writing.

Other Interests

Reading, theater, fairy tales, volunteering with New York Cares (primarily SAT tutoring, ESL assistant teaching, and helping immigrants prepare for their citizenship interviews)

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