Posted on 
Sep 17

Scientific Editor

Why We Exist

Fat is good. 'Vegetable' oils are bad. Bad for us. Bad for the planet. How bad?

Vegetable oils are terrible for human health. Regular consumption is shown to increase the risk of death by 62%, more than moderate smoking. They're also killing the planet. Four of the top five greenhouse gas-emitting crops are industrially produced seed oils. And they are hidden everywhere. The average American consumes a staggering 20% of their calories from vegetable oils.

We're on a mission to replace these 'vegetable' oils in the food system. We believe they are the biggest problem when it comes to both rising rates of chronic disease and agricultural impact on climate change and ecosystem destruction. We're using the ancient art of fermentation to make healthier and more sustainable oils and fats. We need your help! Read below to see if your skills can help us make this a movement that changes the world.

About Us

We’re a team of food lovers, nutrition believers, innovators, doctors, PhD’s, and problem solvers. We believe in taking care of our health and our planet’s health without sacrificing the foods we love. We started Zero Acre Farms out of concern for what we’re all involuntarily putting into our bodies and the profound effect it’s having on our health and the natural world.

Zero Acre Farms is backed by an incredible group of investors, including mission-driven VCs, celebrities, influencers, and change-makers

The Role

Zero Acre is seeking a part-time / contract Scientific Editor to help us create stellar science-backed content for the blog.

You will have 1-2 articles every week that will require obsessive fact-checking. Substantive editorial skills are nice but not required — this is more about making sure our science is iron-clad and that we’re translating the science into language that most people can easily understand.

You will report directly to the Head of Editorial and work closely with the editorial team to create content that you won’t mind sticking your name on.

About You
- Ph.D., MS, MD, or equivalent experience and title.
- 5+ years experience in a fast-paced, high-growth e-commerce company or other start-ups.
- A background and interest in the realm of diet, nutritional science, or health.
- 5-15 hours of availability every week.
- Willingness and ability to put your name and title on published articles.
- Editing and fact-checking experience required.
- The ability to translate complex terms and concepts into language that most people can understand.
- Previously published articles or studies desired but not required.

Responsibilities
- Edit and fact-check 1-2 articles every week
- Stay on deadline
- Maintain reasonable communication with Head of Editorial on projects
- Make your own hours, but join us on Slack for easy and swift communication
- Publicly attach your name and title to our articles and brand

What We Offer
- The excitement and purpose of a mission-driven startup and the stability of a well-funded company with experienced founders and executives at the helm
- Empowered team members with minimal bureaucracy
- Competitive pay
- Opportunities for growth

A Note From Our Founders

The majority of Americans are sick. Let that sink in. More people have a chronic disease than not in this country! 6 out of 10. And a hundred years ago, almost no one had a chronic disease. Our healthy life expectancy is decreasing for the first time in recorded history. Our solution so far has been more prescription drugs (in 2018, the average American filled eighteen prescriptions).

Our planet is also being destroyed by the day. The Amazon loses about 2 football fields of rainforest every minute, mostly to grow industrial monocrops like seed oils that make us sick. Species extinction is at an all time high. Some projections say we only have 60 harvests left before our soil doesn't support any more life.

The real issue? These problems are interconnected. We're destroying the planet to grow food that makes us sick.
How is this not one of the most important, urgent, and talked about issues of our generation? We want to change that. We want to slow down and ideally reverse the skyrocketing rates of chronic disease and environmental impact caused by what we eat. We truly believe that we can save millions of lives, as well as millions of acres of rainforest, if we are successful in our mission of replacing destructive vegetable oils in our food supply.

That’s what drives us, and we hope you’ll join us.

Apply

If you are interested in applying, please include a brief cover letter, and tell us about your relevant experience, include any published articles or papers, plus why you're interested in this role.

Description

Why We Exist

Fat is good. 'Vegetable' oils are bad. Bad for us. Bad for the planet. How bad?

Vegetable oils are terrible for human health. Regular consumption is shown to increase the risk of death by 62%, more than moderate smoking. They're also killing the planet. Four of the top five greenhouse gas-emitting crops are industrially produced seed oils. And they are hidden everywhere. The average American consumes a staggering 20% of their calories from vegetable oils.

We're on a mission to replace these 'vegetable' oils in the food system. We believe they are the biggest problem when it comes to both rising rates of chronic disease and agricultural impact on climate change and ecosystem destruction. We're using the ancient art of fermentation to make healthier and more sustainable oils and fats. We need your help! Read below to see if your skills can help us make this a movement that changes the world.

About Us

We’re a team of food lovers, nutrition believers, innovators, doctors, PhD’s, and problem solvers. We believe in taking care of our health and our planet’s health without sacrificing the foods we love. We started Zero Acre Farms out of concern for what we’re all involuntarily putting into our bodies and the profound effect it’s having on our health and the natural world.

Zero Acre Farms is backed by an incredible group of investors, including mission-driven VCs, celebrities, influencers, and change-makers

The Role

Zero Acre is seeking a part-time / contract Scientific Editor to help us create stellar science-backed content for the blog.

You will have 1-2 articles every week that will require obsessive fact-checking. Substantive editorial skills are nice but not required — this is more about making sure our science is iron-clad and that we’re translating the science into language that most people can easily understand.

You will report directly to the Head of Editorial and work closely with the editorial team to create content that you won’t mind sticking your name on.

About You
- Ph.D., MS, MD, or equivalent experience and title.
- 5+ years experience in a fast-paced, high-growth e-commerce company or other start-ups.
- A background and interest in the realm of diet, nutritional science, or health.
- 5-15 hours of availability every week.
- Willingness and ability to put your name and title on published articles.
- Editing and fact-checking experience required.
- The ability to translate complex terms and concepts into language that most people can understand.
- Previously published articles or studies desired but not required.

Responsibilities
- Edit and fact-check 1-2 articles every week
- Stay on deadline
- Maintain reasonable communication with Head of Editorial on projects
- Make your own hours, but join us on Slack for easy and swift communication
- Publicly attach your name and title to our articles and brand

What We Offer
- The excitement and purpose of a mission-driven startup and the stability of a well-funded company with experienced founders and executives at the helm
- Empowered team members with minimal bureaucracy
- Competitive pay
- Opportunities for growth

A Note From Our Founders

The majority of Americans are sick. Let that sink in. More people have a chronic disease than not in this country! 6 out of 10. And a hundred years ago, almost no one had a chronic disease. Our healthy life expectancy is decreasing for the first time in recorded history. Our solution so far has been more prescription drugs (in 2018, the average American filled eighteen prescriptions).

Our planet is also being destroyed by the day. The Amazon loses about 2 football fields of rainforest every minute, mostly to grow industrial monocrops like seed oils that make us sick. Species extinction is at an all time high. Some projections say we only have 60 harvests left before our soil doesn't support any more life.

The real issue? These problems are interconnected. We're destroying the planet to grow food that makes us sick.
How is this not one of the most important, urgent, and talked about issues of our generation? We want to change that. We want to slow down and ideally reverse the skyrocketing rates of chronic disease and environmental impact caused by what we eat. We truly believe that we can save millions of lives, as well as millions of acres of rainforest, if we are successful in our mission of replacing destructive vegetable oils in our food supply.

That’s what drives us, and we hope you’ll join us.

Apply

If you are interested in applying, please include a brief cover letter, and tell us about your relevant experience, include any published articles or papers, plus why you're interested in this role.

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