Features editor, Spectrum, New York, N.Y.
Kristin Ozelli commissions and edits "Deep Dives," Spectrum's long-form stories on important topics in autism research. She joined the team in 2017. Previously, she was a senior editor at Scientific American and Scientific American MIND magazines, and worked at the Natural History Museum in London.
Spectrum is always looking for new writers and feature stories that delve deep into scientific and social trends within the autism community: How are autism and schizophrenia related? What are scientists learning from 'baby siblings'? What is parenting like on the spectrum? (For more examples, see: https://spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/). The best Spectrum features present a clear argument, supported by recent studies and interviews with multiple scientists and families. Ideally, they blend emerging research and human experience on the spectrum. To pitch, send a few paragraphs outlining your idea — along with who you think the main characters in your story might be (both scientists and other subjects, if you've figured that out) — to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our features run between 2,500 and 4,000 words in length. Scientists are our primary audience but because our features are often syndicated, these stories need to be written in language that is accessible to everyone.