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Environmental Writer - the ENDS report

The ENDS Report is the UK’s No 1 source of intelligence for environmental professionals, delivering news, analysis and research on environmental policy, legislation and initiatives across the environmental, carbon and sustainability agendas. 
 
We are looking for a journalist/writer with excellent reporting and writing skills, enthusiasm, and an ability to find the stories that no one else spots. Experience in writing about environmental issues would be a strong advantage, as would knowledge of policy, law, business and/or science. You will need to be comfortable with dealing with numbers and statistics.
 
We are particularly interested in applicants with proven expertise in environmental science or environmental policy and politics or an ability to specialise in these areas.
 
The successful candidate will join a team of experienced staff writers and will work to uncover leads and write insightful and compelling copy for this expert audience. The role involves producing news on a daily basis for a website and in more detail for a monthly print title. You will be expected to come up with ideas for news coverage, file content from conferences and events, construct detailed analyses and research and write informative feature articles.
A vital part of this role is the ability to establish and develop good relationships with key contacts and leading figures in the sector so a proactive approach and excellent networking skills are essential.
 
Ideally you will have some experience of data journalism and understand how social media can be used to enhance news coverage. The role will include regular attendance at specialist events in London and around the UK.
 
Person Specification
• Required skills and abilities
• Journalism experience including evidence of familiarity with and ability to grasp complex political and procedural processes
• The ability to write clean, detailed copy under pressure
• Knowledge of environmental policy, law, business and/or science Interviewing skills
• Experience of using a content management system
• The ability to build and manage a large network of contacts
• Creativity, time management and a knowledge of media law
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: Thursday 1 May 2014 
Jason Alner, Haymarket Media Group
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Medical Writer - Strategen

Versatile, experienced medical writer required to work across a wide range of medical communications in several therapy areas for a multi-award winning healthcare communications consultancy. Role includes writing creative, bespoke medical education materials including slide kits, scientific papers, abstracts and product monographs, and assisting in the organisation and management of scientific symposia, stand-alone meetings, and advisory board meetings. Must have life science or higher degree and be comfortable interacting with healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical clients. Own transport required. 
 
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)
Strategen Ltd, 1 Stable Court, Herriard Park Estate, Herriard, Basingstoke, Hants, RG25 2PL, UK
 
Closing Date: Friday 16 May 2014

Senior Medical Writer - Strategen

Strategen has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Medical Writer to join the team. The ideal candidate will have a life science or higher degree and at least 3 years’ previous agency experience. You will be required to work closely with a team of dedicated writers across a wide range of creative, bespoke medical education materials including slide kits, scientific papers, product monographs, and formulary toolkits, and to manage and mentor more junior members of staff. You will also be involved in organising and managing advisory board meetings, scientific symposia, and stand-alone meetings. This is an extremely diverse role and involves a great deal of client and key opinion leader facing work, so applicants must have excellent communication skills. Own transport required.
 
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)
 
Strategen Ltd, 1 Stable Court, Herriard Park Estate, Herriard, Basingstoke, Hants, RG25 2PL, UK
 
Closing Date: Friday 16 May 2014

Senior Editor Research Fortnight

Senior Editor - Research Fortnight


Research Fortnight is the UK’s leading, independent publication covering research policy and funding. Published daily online and fortnightly in print, it is essential reading at universities, research funding agencies, government departments and larger charities. We are known for producing accurate, timely, thought-provoking content for our readers.

Based in our Shoreditch offices, the Senior Editor will be responsible for a team of three, commissioning and editing articles that help readers uncover the hidden structures in research funding.

Applicants must have

  • A minimum of seven years' experience of writing, commissioning and editing articles
  • Three to five years' experience of writing or editing on a publication read by experts or professionals (e.g. in science, engineering, medicine, higher education, finance/economics, arts/humanities, computing or law)
  • Curiosity and good listening skills
  • High standards of numeracy, rigour, accuracy and attention to detail
  • An expanding contacts book

Desirable experience includes

  • Managing writers or editors
  • Multimedia skills

Applicants should send

  • A CV and covering letter
  • Two samples of your written, commissioned or edited work

to Ehsan Masood, editor, Research Fortnight on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work samples must be original content and not material based on a press release or other form of corporate communications.

Please paste the covering letter into the body of your email.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 17 April 2014.

First interviews will be held on Wednesday 23 April in London.

Research Fortnight is a member of the Research family of publications. For more information go towww.researchresearch.com or find us on Twitter @ResFortnight and @ResearchEurope.

Scientific Writer - Wayne State University (Michigan, USA)

The Perinatology Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health/ (NICHD/NIH), in partnership with Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, seeks qualified candidates for the position of scientific writer.
 
Our premier maternal/infant health and disease research group is comprised of world renowned experts dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education and research leading to the improvement of the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders related to infant mortality. 
 
We are seeking highly skilled staff members to work as part of a team providing high-level support in a fast paced, demanding environment. 
 
Job description:
• Able to create and critically review current scientific literature and prepare manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and scientific presentations 
• Perform literature searches: perform general topic searches and specialized database searches 
• Retrieve journal articles from the Internet or library and maintain a bibliographic library of supporting material 
• Organize and maintain electronic copies of all references 
• Manage submission process for active manuscripts including online submission, revision, proof corrections and other related tasks 
• Help with the preparation of scientific talks and presentation materials including Microsoft PowerPoint slides, tables and graphs 
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Utilize professional judgment and writing expertise to translate data into documents that are clear, comprehensive and concise, with accurate use of English grammar and syntax 
• Able to understand and deconstruct/reconstruct complex scientific information, theories and practices
• Take positive and proactive approaches to tasks and have the ability to work in a collaborative manner in high pressure, creative office that adheres to strict deadlines
 
Education and Qualifications:
• Experience in medical/scientific report writing and literature searches is essential
• Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading and overall literary competency is required
• Ability to effectively present information and receive feedback from management
• MD/PhD preferably in biology, biochemistry, or other life science, plus one or more years scientific writing experience, preferably in healthcare, research, or academic environment; or Master Degree with three or more years of scientific writing experience in a healthcare/research environment.
 
We are ready to act immediately on the most qualified candidates. Please reply via email by attaching your resume as a Word document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please also include your salary requirements.
 
Closing Date: Saturday 31 May 2014 
 

Best Cancer Reporter Award 2014

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The European School of Oncology (ESO) is seeking nominations for its annual Best Cancer Reporter Award which honours excellence in cancer journalism. The Award is presented each year to a professional journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to enhancing public understanding about cancer. 

The 2014 Best Cancer Reporter Award winner will receive a prize of €5,000. The runner up will receive €2,500. Special Merit Awards will also be given to journalists who the jury believe have excelled in different areas of cancer journalism. In addition, articles from the award-winning journalists will be published in ESO’s Cancer World magazine (www.cancerworld.org)    

Do you think that you should be rewarded for your critical and accurate reporting on cancer?

If so, submit a nomination form to ESO by April 30, 2014.

For full details and a nomination form visit
http://www.cancerworld.org/Media/BCRA.html 
or contact Corinne Hall
+39 02 85 46 45 22
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