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Working at this long established and respected B2B publisher you will cover innovations and developments in the Chemical Manufacturing, CleanRoom Tech, and Nutra-Pharm industries.

Key tasks :
Researching for news of developments, innovations,and general industry news
Writing news articles and feature articles for a professional trade readership
Interviewing scientists and business executives
Attending press conferences and asking questions
Attending scientific conferences to understand and report on developments
Building contacts in the Chemical and Nutra-Pharmaceutical industry
Developing contacts with PRs in order to maintain a flow of information
Checking facts in order to write accurate articles
Engaging with readers and the industry via social media
Assisting the Editors in developing content and speaker ideas for conferences
Attending award ceremonies and conferences hosted by your titles

Key Candidate Criteria :
At least 6 months of experience as journalist covering scientific news
NCTJ or journalism degree preferably with a scientific background
Solid writing skills with the ability to spot a newsworthy story
A natural flair for interviewing
A passion for science

You'll receive excellent training (including NCTJ support) and mentoring from respected Editors as well as investment from the publisher in a range of external training courses. Joining an editorial floor of circa 30 staff you'll benefit from a vibrant and engaging environment.

To apply please email your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 500 words to George Buckland : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to chat through the role before making application don't hesitate to call George Buckland 020 3356 2830.

For the avoidance of doubt GEORGE BUCKLAND LIMITED is an employment agency placing this advertisement on behalf of its client described above.

Closing Date: Friday 16 December 2016

SciencePOD, which stands for Science Prose On-Demand, provides science writing and editing service to academic publishers, research organisations and many more entities of whom work in fields related to science, medicine and technology. We predominately publish bespoke 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. We promise to deliver our clients clear, concise, compelling content, and that’s why we need you. You have the talent and we have the resources.

The great thing: SciencePOD provides freedom and flexibility within your schedule. 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 per job, dependent 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.

Don’t delay! Register here:

Please, ensure that you attach samples of your work, as well as a link to your CV paired with an accurate description of your field or fields of expertise; 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 (ABSW Member)

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Inga Vesper, chief editor SciencePOD (ABSW Member)

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EAT is looking for a world-class editor and communications manager with excellent writing skills, flexibility, and a deep knowledge of the science behind the nexus of food systems, health and the environment. This person will build and manage a team of journalists and designers who will work on in-depth features, news, and interactive products both for a new innovative online website and the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems.

More details:

The new website will target thought leaders and all those working on issues related to food, health and the environment across policy, business, media, and academia. The website, operating as a twelve-month pilot, will form an integral part of EAT’s strategy to set an international agenda and build support to transform the global food system.

The website will also help set the stage for the release of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, a state of the art scientific assessment that will help underscore the importance of transforming the global food system. This assessment will provide targets for business and policy makers, such as those provided by the IPCC.

As editor, you will be responsible for developing the new site and taking it from concept to launch. As communications manager, you will be responsible for developing a communications strategy for the EAT-Lancet Commission. This will include 1) Sharing information about the aims, scope and importance of the EAT-Lancet Commission; 2) Developing multi-stakeholder interest in the report and; 3) Creating an innovative digital platform and a social-media presence.

The position is full-time and for one year with the opportunity for extension. Start date as per agreement but ideally we would like the position to start in early 2017. The position may initially be based in Stockholm and then transition to Oslo.

Closing Date: Wednesday 21 December 2016

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has just opened a call for applications for a Science Journalism Fellowship for journalists to report on ongoing research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Successful applicants will receive up to €5k to cover expenses related to their projects, including following scientists on location. The full announcement, including information on how to apply, is available at
Applications close 4 December 2016
European Geosciences Union (EGU) 
EGU Executive Office 
Luisenstrasse 37 
80333 Munich, Germany 
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Find out the latest in geoscience research on GeoLog ( & the EGU Network & Division Blogs (

You can follow the EGU on Twitter at & Facebook at
Check out the new Imaggeo (geosciences image database) at


Fellowship includes tuition, room and board for weeklong workshop that gives journalists the tools to break new environmental stories

Would you like to take your reporting to the next level of excellence? Do you have the science background, tools, and sources to break new stories and advance your career?

Call for Applications
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 19th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems, June 4 – 9, 2017. Ten early- to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes tuition, travel support, and room and board, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment. Two of the ten slots will be awarded to internationally based journalists.

Apply for the Workshop here.

About the Workshop
The Workshop is held at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography one of the nation’s premier research institutions and home to Metcalf Institute. Using the world’s best-studied estuary, Narragansett Bay, as a living laboratory, the workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. In the field, lab, and classroom, Metcalf Fellows will:

Gain a greater understanding of how scientists conduct research
Develop the skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for general audiences
Build confidence in their abilities to discern the credibility of scientific sources
Acquire the skills needed to comb through complex scientific data to break stories on a range of science and environmental topics
Conduct a fisheries survey aboard a URI research vessel
Interact with leading researchers, policy experts in an informal, off-deadline atmosphere to cultivate new sources
Network and develop lasting relationships with journalists from around the globe

Metcalf Alumni
Metcalf Institute Annual Workshop alumni hail from the U.S. and around the world, including Nigeria, Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Israel, South Africa, China, Singapore, Brazil, and India. Metcalf Fellows represent all media types and a wide variety of large and small news organizations ranging from local and regional newspapers and broadcast outlets to online and national/international outlets such as National Geographic, The New York Times, CNN, Marketplace, The Associated Press and PRI’s The World.

“It was one of the most extraordinary professional experiences of my life,” said 2016 Annual Workshop alumnus, Jeff Mosier of the Dallas Morning News. “I was absolutely floored.”

“I can’t emphasize enough how important this opportunity was for me,” said 2016 Annual Workshop alumna Catalina Jaramillo, freelance journalist. “I learned so much and made connections that I hope will last for a long time.”

“I now know how to interpret the science for my publications and actually tell the audiences the stories they need to hear,” said 2016 Annual Workshop alumna Doyin Adeoye of the Nigerian Tribune. “I’m ready to take African environmental reporting to the next level.”

Apply for the Annual Workshop here before February 6, 2017.

The Fellowship is geared to early to mid-career, full-time journalists from all media who are looking to start or expand coverage of the environment. Applicants must demonstrate a need for training in topics relating to global change in coastal environments. The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and travel support paid after the program in the amount of up to US$500 for U.S.-based journalists and up to US$1,000 for internationally based journalists. Journalists applying from outside the U.S. must provide written assurance that they have full travel funds and can obtain the appropriate visa. Applications for the 2017 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be submitted by February 6, 2017.

About Metcalf Institute
Metcalf Institute is a globally recognized leader in providing environmental science training for journalists. The Institute also offers communication workshops for scientists, science resources for journalists and free public lectures on environmental topics. Metcalf Institute was established at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from three media foundations: the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, with additional support from the Telaka Foundation. Metcalf programming is underwritten by federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.

Karen Southern
Director of Communications
Metcalf Institute
University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

401- 874-6486 fax
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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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