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Editorial Trainee with Horizon Magazine

We are searching for an editorial trainee to join Horizon magazine, the official publication of the EU’s Directorate-General for Science and Innovation. We offer a full-time remunerated traineeship based in Brussels of up to six months.
 
Horizon magazine covers cutting-edge science in areas such as robotics, 3D printing and space, presenting it in a way that is relevant and interesting to non-specialist readers. Horizon also produces multimedia content such as interactive timelines, videos and podcasts.
 
Specific profile 
English speaker with experience in writing, editing or proofreading 
Excellent attention to detail and a good sense of what makes engaging copy
Interest in writing about science 
Applicants must have a flexible attitude and be able to work effectively either alone (with a clear briefing/guidelines) or as part of a team
 
Responsibilities
Help with writing tasks, including some news articles 
Assist in proofreading and photo editing
Help with administrative tasks on the Horizon newsdesk
Conduct research for video and article proposals
Encoding articles into the Horizon content management system
 
Contact: Ben Deighton of Horizon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of application process
 
Closing date for applications: Friday 13 February

Medical Writer - Acumen Healthcare Communications, Hampshire

Versatile medical writer required to join our bright and enthusiastic editorial team, working across a diverse range of projects in several therapy areas.
 
The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years’ medical writing experience, covering a broad spectrum of editorial activities, styles and audiences. As an active and engaged member of the team, you will be involved in all aspects of project conception, management and delivery. A positive, can-do attitude, uncompromising attention to detail and dedication to maintaining the highest standards are essential.
 
We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate into our small, friendly office in Odiham, Hampshire. The role will be primarily office based, but you will also be required to attend client meetings, and there may be an option for some remote working. Candidates seeking a part-time position may also be considered.
 
Apply with CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (No agencies please).
 
Acumen Healthcare Communications, Pixel House, Church St, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1LU. www.acumenhealthcare.co.uk
 
Closing Date: Friday 20 February 2015
Acumen Healthcare Communications Ltd
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Science Writer and Editor - Vienna, Austria

Do you have a genuine and proven interest in science writing? Can you turn what seems like an impossibly complex research paper into a riveting feature article or other printed or online narrative? Can you adapt your writing style so as to engage the general public, scientific audiences, and policymakers with your work? Can you help scientists whose first language may not be English to produce clear and readable research papers for publication in scientific journals?
 
The Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) near Vienna, Austria is seeking a Science Writer and Editor able to juggle different types of writing assignments. This person will write articles and reports, marketing brochures, the annual report, and scientific updates.
 
He or she will work particularly closely with international researchers to: i) support scientists on presenting their research in correct English, ii) contribute briefs and feature stories to Options, IIASA’s bi-annual magazine, to the Web site, and to written materials both scientific and administrative on a day-to-day basis. In every assignment, the Science Writer and Editor will write creatively and compellingly to ensure that all materials published by the Communications, Library, and Media Department meet the highest editorial standards and align with the Institute’s objectives and needs.
 
IIASA offers both an exceptionally beautiful working environment as well as the intellectual excitement of a truly interdisciplinary, international research organization. For full details about this opportunity and how to apply please visit our Website at www.iiasa.ac.at/job/150108
 
Closing Date: Friday 20 February 2015
 
 

Entry level news reporter: Research Fortnight & Research Europe

Research Fortnight and Research Europe are leading independent newspapers covering research policy and funding. Published daily online and fortnightly in print, each publication is essential reading in universities, research funding agencies, government departments and research charities.

 
We are recruiting an entry-level news reporter to work from our Shoreditch offices in London.
 
Applicants must have at least one university-level qualification, preferably in a science or social science subject; some experience of writing or editing, and the ability to write daily news and features, accurately and to tight deadlines. 
 
Particular credit will be given to candidates who have had their work published in specialist media.
 
If you want to develop high-quality journalism skills across a range of UK, European and global research policy topics from the digital humanities to defence science, please send a covering letter, CV and two samples of your published work from a newspaper, magazine, website or blog to:
 
Ehsan Masood, editor of Research Fortnight on editorialjobs@researchresearch.comThe closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 28 January.
 
Please use ‘RF/RE news reporter application’ as the subject line of your email, and include the text of your covering letter in the body of the email and not as an attachment.
 
Assessment tests and first interviews will be held in London in the first week of February.
 
If you haven’t heard from us within 7 days of the closing date you have probably been unsuccessful on this occasion, but we will keep your CV on file for relevant future opportunities.
 
Research Fortnight and Research Europe are part of the *Research family of print and online publications. For more information go to www.researchresearch.com and www.researchresearch.com/blog.

Metcalf Institute's Science Immersion Fellowship

FEBRUARY 6TH DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR METCALF INSTITUTE’S SCIENCE IMMERSION FELLOWSHIP
 
Hands-on workshop gives reporters the investigative tools & knowledge to dig deeper, develop compelling story ideas on a range of environmental issues, & gain new contacts
 
Gain new investigative tools to break compelling environmental stories for your news audience.  The application deadline for Metcalf Institute’s 17th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems is February 6, 2015. Apply for the workshop at www.metcalfinstitute.org/training/awj.
 
The workshop will be held June 7-12, 2015, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions.  Ten journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes travel support, tuition, room and board, and career-changing professional training, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment.  
 
Metcalf alumni hail from all over the U.S. and other parts of the world including China, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and Israel.  Past Metcalf fellows represent a wide variety of news organizations ranging from local and regional newspapers and broadcast outlets to online and national/international outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, National Geographic, CQ Roll Call, and The Associated Press.  
 
Journalists awarded 2015 Metcalf fellowships will: 
Spend an intensive week with scientists and regulatory experts in the field, lab and conference table;
Gain a greater familiarity with research methods and basic statistics;
Measure emerging contaminants, potentially harmful chemicals not currently monitored or regulated;
Conduct a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel Cap’n Bert;
Explore the development and use of sea level rise models for climate change adaptation;
Attend lectures featuring top national researchers, policy makers and science communicators;
Enjoy off-deadline interactions with scientists and cultivate contacts for future reporting;
Gain skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for public audiences.
Eligibility
Early to mid-career journalists from all media with a strong interest in improving and expanding their coverage of environmental topics and a desire to gain a better understanding of scientific research methods through field and lab work are invited to apply. The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and up to US$500 in travel support paid after the program. Applicants from outside the U.S. must include a written statement indicating that they can secure full travel funds and obtain the appropriate visa.
 
Applications for the 2015 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be postmarked or emailed by February 6, 2015. For more information and to apply, visit www.metcalfinstitute.org/training/awj
 
Contact:
Karen Southern
Director of Communications
Metcalf Institute
University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
 
401-874-6009
401- 874-6486 fax
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Apply for an Marine Biological Laboratory Science Journalism Fellowship

Get Your Hands On Research: Apply for an MBL Science Journalism Fellowship 

Dive into hands-on research! The MBL Logan Science Journalism Program in Woods Hole, Mass., offers print, online, and broadcast journalists a chance to immerse themselves in hands-on biomedical or environmental research in one of the world’s most dynamic settings for scientific discovery. Room, board, lab fees, and U.S. travel/partial foreign travel are covered for accepted fellows. 
 
The program runs May 27-June 5, 2015 with opportunities available for extended fellowships in Woods Hole or Arctic Alaska. Deadline to apply is March 2. 
 
For more information, visit mbl.edu/sjp or contact Diana Kenney: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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