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MailOnline, Deputy Science Editor

MailOnline, the world's largest English-language newspaper website with over 220 million monthly unique visitors, is looking for an experienced and talented Deputy Science Editor to join the London team.

Suitable candidates will have a strong track record of news gathering, editing and managing a team, together with an understanding of digital 24-hour news and the processes and pressures that come with operating in this environment.

Applicants must be able to find and break exclusive stories of national and global interest, as well as turn their hand to creative features for this office-based web production role.

Prior experience in online publishing is essential, as is an NCTJ qualification and a broad knowledge of science and technology matters.

The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

Please send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: Sunday 31 July 2016

2016 Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship

The Swiss-based Jacobs Foundation, committed to giving children and young people better opportunities for development, invites science, society, and health policy journalists to apply for the 2016 Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship, a five-day English language program on youth development in Zurich, Switzerland. 

The 2016 Science Writer Fellowship will bring five science, society or health policy journalists from the US and UK to Zurich, Switzerland, to enhance their understanding of the work and research of the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize recipient, a leading international scholar in the field of child and youth development, and to connect these journalists with Swiss premier research institutions. 

The annual Fellowship, launched in 2015, covers Fellows’ travel and ground costs and includes a five-day program in Zurich from Tuesday, November 29, until Saturday, December 3, 2016. One day will be set aside for individual research and interviews. 

Fellows are invited to attend the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize ceremony at the University of Zurich on December 2. The 2016 laureate will be announced in October 2016. Click here to read about past prize recipients. 

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize rewards high quality scientific work relevant to the study of child and youth development. It is of great importance to the Jacobs Foundation that scientific findings from interdisciplinary research should be applied in practice and understood by the public. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize is endowed with one million Swiss francs (about $1M USD).

For more information on the fellowship and the online application please visit

The application deadline is August 21, 2016.



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:

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

Dear Journalist:

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards are now global. A doubling of the endowment by The Kavli Foundation allows entries from around the world in each of the reporting categories. We present two awards in each category: a Gold award ($5,000) and a Silver award ($3,500).

Entries for the 2016 competition will be accepted online starting in early May. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year: July 16, 2015 to July 15, 2016.

Please read the Contest Rules and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting. Note: If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation.

The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Stories on the environment, energy, science policy, and health qualify if they deal in a substantive way with underlying science. Independent committees of journalists select the winning entries.

The awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2017 in Boston. The award covers travel and lodging expenses for winners. For questions, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20005



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.

Closing Date: Monday 20 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:

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:

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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)

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