IRI is home to a worldwide network of cross-industry leaders interested in driving innovation and new growth -- representing small specialty companies, large global corporations, government labs, and everyone in between.

IRI has a 35 hour work week and excellent benefits.  IRI is located near the Courthouse Metro station on the Orange line in Arlington, VA.  Excellent accessibility from points in Maryland, DC and Virginia. 


Freelance Reporters

Research-Technology Management, the flagship journal of the Industrial Research Institute, needs freelance reporters to provide compelling, timely stories for its Perspectives department. Perspectives stories offer news and analysis on topics of interest to our readers – R&D and innovation managers and executives at Fortune 500 companies and other large R&D-focused organizations. Your work will be read by the people responsible for creating the products of tomorrow!

RTM is published every other month, and each edition of Perspectives includes 3–5 stories, each typically 1,000–1,500 words. Recent stories have covered the growing collaboration in scientific research between the EU and China, innovative models for STEM education, the mobile phone patent wars, and emerging intellectual property issues around biotechnology and the EU’s unitary patent court. Samples available on request.

We are particularly interested in journalists who can provide coverage of Asia and/or other emerging markets or who have demonstrated expertise covering intellectual property issues.  

To apply, please provide a resume and 3–5 clips of recent work, along with a cover letter that includes 1 or 2 proposals for stories and your preferred rate.  Apply by email only to Managing Editor MaryAnne M. Gobble at