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Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks a sharp and social-media savvy individual with talent and enthusiasm to take the lead in boosting engagement with our magazine content through social media.
Working at our London or Washington DC offices you’ll promote Nature's award-winning news, features, comment and opinion content through a variety of social media channels, particularly Twitter (over 1 million followers), Facebook (over 250,000+ fans), and YouTube (over 100,000 subscribers). You'll improve and implement our social media strategy, provide guidance on best practice, and identify new opportunities for us on social media platforms.
We seek an individual with exceptional understanding of the social media landscape, and strong experience managing social media accounts and executing social projects. You will have the ability to use social media creatively and responsibly, as befits the public face of a high-profile publication. We’re looking for passion, creativity, smarts; someone who’s unafraid of digging into the data to find out who our followers are, and crafting updates and campaigns that let our content shine and align with our wider aims and ambitions.
You will join a group of energetic and congenial colleagues and we seek an individual with the same traits who will thrive as a member of our team. Experience of science journalism or within a science media environment is preferred.
This role can be based in our London (UK) or Washington DC (US) offices. Please note that applicants must have the right to live and work in the country they are applying to work in
To apply please upload a copy of your CV and covering letter, stating your salary expectations.
Closing Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016
Science Writer Required (full or part time permanent contract)
Global Engage is a life science conference company with an excellent reputation in the field but only now developing it's written communication and information sharing beyond conferences (blog, free video content and other content distribution to raise our profile with engaged audiences).
We are seeking a science writer to provide blog posts, special reports and conduct telephone and video interviews with conference speakers on a number of life science topics (genomics, personalised medicine, healthcare - for a full list of current topics see: www.globalengage.co.uk/events/).
Hopefully the variety of topics and access to world class experts speaking at our conferences will keep this role challenging whilst working in a small friendly team will provide a great working environment.
Based in Oxford (OX5)
£28,000 p.a. pro rata
please send your CV plus examples of your work to
Director, Global Engage
Closing Date: Thursday 30 June 2016
If you have a passion for science, communications, fundraising and marketing, then consider exploring this opportunity to join the GEM Foundation's team in beautiful Pavia: bit.ly/255suMV
We are looking for a Fundraiser/Marketer with a strong science/technical background or a scientist/technical expert with experience in fundraising and marketing. Related expertise of interest includes business development, networking, sales and product management. The ideal candidate will be result oriented, have outstanding communication skills, and thrive in an international multi-disciplinary environment. Knowledge of natural hazards, risk management or disaster risk reduction are highly desirable.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please apply to:
with a cover letter/email explaining why you would be a good fit for the position, your resume/CV, list of references (minimum 2), and timeline of availability. The selection procedure will continue until we have found a suitable candidate.
Closing Date: Sunday 31 July 2016
GEM Foundation (Global Earthquake Model)
As part of its ongoing work to encourage investigative science journalism, the ABSW is offering four journalism fellowships to fund attendance at this year's Centre for Investigative (CIJ) Journalism Summer Conference.
#CIJSummer Conference 2016 takes place from 14-16 July 2016 within the Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London.
The CIJ Summer Conference is the UK’s only training investigative journalism event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills.
This year the Conference will focus on data skills: from hands-on workshops to case studies. As always, the Conference will teach core investigative techniques, including how to conduct financial investigations, covert filming, investigative methodology and more.
Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the two journalists who broke the Panama Papers story
US investigative journalist, author and double Pulitzer Prize winner James B Steele
Editor-in-chief of The Intercept, Betsy Reed
Hajo Seppelt - German journalist and author and a specialist on doping in German and international sport
The Ferret - Scottish investigative journalism cooperative. As part of the new models for investigative journalism programme
Joe Plomin - BBC Panorama journalist will talk about covert filming
See the CIJ website for further updates as speakers are confirmed
- Data journalism (formerly computer assisted reporting)
- Web scraping
- Open Data
- Financial journalism, including tax evasion
- Libel and privacy law
- Story-based inquiry with new hands-on classes
- Access to information laws, including FOIA
- Covert filming
- Corruption in sport
See the CIJ website as further sessions are confirmed.
"Fantastic, inspiring, progressive, forward-thinking and very well organised."
"Probably the best and most valuable event of my life. Quality programme, quality people, well organised."
"The biggest disappointment was having to be in three places at once!"
"Absolutely brilliant and utterly inspiring."
"Well worth the money!"
The ABSW journalism fellowship is open to ABSW members only, however you may apply for ABSW membership, and whilst you are waiting to hear regarding your membership make your application for the fellowship. You do not need to wait to hear the outcome of your ABSW membership application before completing the journalism fellowship application.
To apply for the ABSW journalism fellowship please complete the application form by the closing date of 17:00 Wed 1 June 2016.
You will be informed of the outcome of the application by 17:00 Wed 15 June 2016.
Concerned about the effects on you and the environment of exposure to hazardous chemicals in the products that you buy? Join the Chemical Watch team in writing about this fascinating, dynamic, global agenda for a worldwide business readership.
We are currently looking for freelance reporters to add to our writing pool with strengths in business reporting, chemicals, consumer issues, toxicology, occupational health, product manufacture and supply chains in any sector. We also have immediate consignments and paid internships to offer, depending on your expertise and location.
Closing Date: Friday 30 December 2016