ABSW Awards 2016
The awards are supported by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
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Editor – three days per week
£36-40,000 p.a. pro rata subject to experience
The Biomedical Scientist – the magazine of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
Interested in the opportunity to lead a redesign and editorial content revamp of the leading magazine for the biomedical science profession?
Want to be responsible for creating and launching the multi-platform presence of this successful monthly magazine?
Redactive, the UK’s leading content marketing and publishing services agency for membership and professional services organisations, has won the contract to produce IBMS’s The Biomedical Scientist and needs a talented editor to manage content production and editing across print and digital channels in partnership with the IBMS and its editorial panel.
You will be responsible for managing, among other responsibilities:
• The editorial commissioning, submissions and approvals process and the magazine’s production schedule ensuring the magazine is published on time and to client satisfaction
• Relationships with a sub-editor, designer, production manager, digital department and the IBMS to ensure high quality and engaging content and design
• Effective relationships with the advertising sales team to support the magazine’s commercial objectives
• Supplements, the magazine’s soon-to-be-launched website and other brand extensions
You will possess the following:
• Biomedical science and pathology knowledge or knowledge in an equivalent health-related field with transferable expertise
• Excellent journalistic skills (degree level or equivalent) and proven experience as an editor – immaculate attention to detail
• Hands on experience with MS Office and InDesign
• Proven ability and knowledge of effective digital publishing, SEO and social media best practice
• Creativity, innovation and a vision for developing media brands
Redactive is an Investors in People organisation based in modern offices in Clerkenwell, close to Farringdon station. Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, a personal training plan, 25 days’ holiday and subsidised gym membership.
Closing Date: Friday 9 September 2016
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with academics to increase their communications with non-academics. The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the findings of research conducted in the Centre for Academic
Primary Care (CAPC) reach the people who could benefit from them. This includes patients (usually via the media), NHS staff, managers and commissioners, policy makers and other academics. The aim will be to enhance the public profile of CAPC and to make our research findings more visible and accessible to a wide range of audiences, using a variety of media. This role is an integral part of the wider pan Bristol Knowledge Mobilisation (KM) Initiative, supported by the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC), and the post holder will contribute to the KM initiative and ensure appropriate dissemination of the KM work.
Closing Date: Monday 19 September 2016
It’s now almost six months since the death of Mike Hanlon, a superb science journalist and friend to many of us.
As you may know, Mike had all but given up science journalism to pursue Jurassica. This project will recreate, in a disused Dorset quarry, the lost world of the Jurassic. The scheme is backed by David Attenborough, the local community and has received some local and national funding. I am one of the trustees.
A few days after Mike’s death, the trustees decided to continue the project. A decision we made with our heads as much as our hearts. It is an incredible vision, which I have been privileged to have been involved with since Mike pitched it to me in a Greenwich pub.
Over the last six months, Jurassica has moved forward to a key stage and we are ready to start preparing the planning application. With this and major fundraising under preparation, Jurassica needs to keep its core team going to the end of the year.
To help raise the £55,000 needed to get the project to this key stage, we have set up a memorial fund in Mike’s memory. This enables people to make smaller donations than we are otherwise seeking.
As we all know, Mike's fascination with the prehistoric came from his childhood, discovering fossils on the Dorset coast. The trustees plan to set up educational visits for youngsters to the Isle of Portland so that they can be similarly enthused and inspired. Once we have secured the core team and planning permission, we intend to start work on establishing this. Donations to the fund will then be invested in these future generations of prehistory enthusiasts.
If you would like to contribute to Jurassica’s Michael Hanlon Memorial Fund, please go to:
Do get in touch if you have any queries.
Scriptoria requires an enthusiastic, experienced and talented writer and editor to join its Publications team.
The role will involve engaging with a wide range of scientific, sustainable development and health issues, including transforming complex information into compelling and easy-to-understand text.
The types of materials you will produce will be wide-ranging, from policy briefs, brochures and annual reports, to funding proposals and public awareness materials (including press releases, websites, blogs and social media).
To find out more about the role and apply, visit our website at http://ow.ly/2dGs302SuNd
Closing Date: Friday 2 September 2016
And the winners are…..
European Science Writer of the Year 2016
Winner: Spanish Science Writer of the Year, Michele Catanzaro, a freelance science journalist nominated by Asociacion Española de Comunicacion Cientifica, AECC (Spanish Association of Scientific Communication) & Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica - ACCC (Catalan Association for Science Communication, Spain)
Highly Commended: French Science Writer of the Year, Stéphane Foucart, a Journalist for the daily French newspaper Le Monde nominated by Association des journalistes scientifiques de la presse d'information
Other Country nominees (each nominee becomes science writer of the year in their nominating country)
Austrian Science Writer of the Year – Elisabeth Schneyder, freelance, nominated by the Austrian Association of Education and Science Journalists
Danish Science Writer of the Year – Jens Ramskov, Journalist at Ingeniøren, nominated by the Danish Science Journalists Association
Dutch Science Writer of the Year – Aliette Jonkers, freelance, nominated by VWN, the Dutch national association for science journalism and communication
Estonian Science Writer of the Year – Arko Olesk, freelance, nominated by the Estonian Association of Science Journalists
Greek Science Writer of the Year – Spiros Kitsinelis, science communicator, nominated by Science View (Greece)
Irish Science Writer of the Year – Claire O’Connell, freelance, nominated by the Irish Science & Technology Journalists' Association (ISTJA)
Serbian Science Writer of the Year – Slobodan Bubnjevic, Editor-in-chief, ELEMENTI, nominated by Mreza Naucnih Novinara, Serbia (The Science Journalist Network)
UK Science Writer of the Year – Steve Connor, freelance (former science editor the Independent), nominated by the Association of British Science Writers
ABSW Science Writers’ Awards for Britain and Ireland 2016 – shortlists in all categories (links to winning pieces are provided where available)
Natasha Loder, The age of the red pen: It is now easy to edit the genomes of plants, animals and humans, published in the Economist, 22/08/2015
Best news item
Michael Le Page, Earth now halfway to warming limit, published in New Scientist, 01/08/2015
Best scripted/edited television programme or online video
Team entry: BBC Science Series Editor: Steve Crabtree. Series Producer: Paul King. Producer and Director: Peter Leonard. Researcher: Claudia Woolston. Horizon - OCD: A monster in my mind. First broadcast BBC Two 26/08/2015
Team entry: Director: Thom Hoffman. Producer: Lizzie Crouch. Animator: Patrick Koduah. Animator: Victor Opeyokun. Malaria: How can changing the built environment reduce cases? First broadcast Health Check on BBC World News TV 11/05/2015
The Royal Society Radio Prize (NB: A prize for the best scripted/edited radio programme or podcast, supported by The Royal Society):
Team: Writer and presenter: James Piercy. Producer: Toby Murcott. My Head. Pier Production for BBC Radio 4 and World Service. First broadcast 06/05/20
Best investigative journalism
Team entry: Maria Cheng & Raphael Satter. Botching Ebola, published by Associated Press, 20/03/2015
The NUJ Stephen White Award for best communication and reporting of science in a non science context. This Award is made in memory of Stephen White a highly influential science communicator who sadly died in 2010. The Award is possible due to a donation from Stephen’s widow Elizabeth.
Jennie Agg. Inside the metabolism room published in the Good Health section, Daily Mail 29/12/2015
Faye Kirkland, Freelance
Best student science blog
Sophie McManus, University of Cambridge. Women in Science - A Call to Arms. Biodetectives 09/03/2015
Dr Katharine Giles Science blog award. In memory of Dr Katharine Giles, NERC Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Polar Observation and Measurement (CPOM) at UCL.
Alex Bellos, Alex Bellos's Adventures in Numberland, The Guardian
The IOP student science publication award supported by IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics
TheGIST- The Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology, University of Glasgow/University of Strathclyde
The Young Scientists Journal, Herts and Essex High School
Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
Deborah Cohen, Editor BBC Radio Science Unit