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Restoration of appearance and function trust (RAFT), are looking for a science writer to start work in 2017 to update our 25th anniversary book for our 30th anniversary (in 2018). This requires researching how our research projects have been taken up by others and impacted on healthcare over the last 30 years i.e. we don't just want a narration of our achievements but are looking to prove that our research has had an impact. The 30th anniversary book should also includes stories of patients who have benefited from our work and key people involved in our history.

This is a fixed payment project i.e. we are looking for someone to quote for the whole project rather than pay by hour.

Closing Date: Saturday 31 December 2016
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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.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Please apply using our online application system: https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=8966&company=C0001215517P&username=

Closing Date: Thursday 13 October 2016
Organisation: Springer Nature

SciencePOD—which stands for Science Prose On-Demand—delivers a high-quality science writing and editing service to academic publishers, research organisation and many more entities who work in field related to science, medicine and technology are keen to publish high-quality work. We mainly publish magazine-style articles in a slick tablet-ready platform targeted at mainstream audiences.

We are currently recruiting new science journalists and science writers to join our permanent pool of freelancers. So now is the time to register with us.

Being registered on SciencePOD will give you an opportunity to write on a wide range of topics spanning all sciences and technologies. You will have personalised online contact and support from our SciencePOD commissioning editors. The commissions will be allocated on the basis of scientific expertise, journalistic or writing experience, and geographical requirements in terms of language. The rate is calculated for each job, depending on the complexity of the work and the amount of work required. Please note, we welcome applicants with multiple language skills as they are valued by our clients.

If you are interested, do not delay and register here: https://sciencepod.net/#creators/register

Please ensure that you attach samples of your work, as well as a link to your CV together with an accurate description of your fields of expertise, as these will be used by commissioning editors to allocate the work.

Feel free to get in touch, should you have any queries.

See you online on the SciencePOD platform.

Sabine Louet, Founder SciencePOD

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Closing Date: Saturday 31 December 2016

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Chief Careers Editor, Nature

Preferably London or New York, but also open to San Francisco

We are looking for a Chief Careers Editor for the journal Nature, to lead a team in building a vibrant digital hub of editorial content that furthers the careers of scientists at all stages of their careers.

The Chief Careers Editor will be a natural innovator who thrives online. You will have significant experience in senior roles in scientific publishing and editing, with a proven track record managing editors and writers as well as experience in science journalism.

You will oversee the creation of editorially independent content focusing on research career trends and issues, and enabling researchers in their work. This content will be published online and in Nature’s print magazine, and might include service features, Q&As, how-to videos, personal essays, expert columns, advice columns, obituaries, announcements.

Your team will also curate relevant content to an online Careers hub designed to enhance the lives and careers of working scientists.

This role will also involve overseeing independently executed but commercially driven (such as sponsored) content for the hub and guiding a lively blog updating researchers on news in the career sector.

The Chief Careers Editor will also participate in the organization of Nature Careers Expos, helping to develop panel ideas and source speakers

Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the country they wish to work in. The level of appointment will be commensurate with experience.

For further details and to apply upload a copy of your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations.

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Closing Date: Monday 20 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.

Applications with a CV and sample articles to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: Friday 30 December 2016
Mamta Patel
Chemical Watch
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U.S.-based biotech magazine Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (http://www.genengnews.com/) is looking to expand its coverage of life science and biotechnology developments in Europe.

Experience in writing about the life sciences, biotechnology and/or the pharmaceutical industry a must. Looking for tech-savvy reporters across the biotechnologies spectrum with particular expertise in drug discovery, genomics and bioprocessing. Writers with research and lab experience in academia or industry or both preferred; writers holding a doctoral degree a plus.

Please email resume and three or four appropriate clips to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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