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
Closing Date: Saturday 31 December 2016
We are a professional Portuguese company starting a new project that consists of a multilingual online magazine about immunotherapy treatments for cancer.
We have 20 years of experience in multilingual online destination guides (www.madeira-web.com, www.madeira-live.com), and we are now starting this new project, which will be developed over the next 2 years.
Thus, we are looking for a science journalist (part-time freelancer or full-time) specialised in immunotherapy treatments for cancer and with experience in writing original articles and general content in English on this subject, making scientific information more understandable and appealing to the general public (we are aiming at around 10,000 words for the basic site info, and then daily news).
Closing Date: Wednesday 27 July 2016
We are currently looking for a Technology Editor to edit and write features on biomedical technology, software tools and data science, for the audience of researchers and others who read Nature and nature.com. The successful candidate for this role will have several years’ experience writing and editing scientific content and an interest in molecular biology concepts.
The role involves editing and writing Nature’s monthly Technology Features focused on cutting-edge advances in biomedical research, in addition to editing and writing monthly Toolbox features and Q&As and other secondary content on software tools for scientists We are seeking a candidate familiar with publishing in a digital environment.
Experience, skills and qualifications:
- Strong, demonstrated writing and editing background; a university degree in science or the equivalent preferred
- Significant science journalism; demonstrated ability to deftly edit complex scientific material to high journalistic standards in easy-to-understand yet sophisticated terms for non-specialist scientist audiences; ability to work to tight deadlines
- Comfort in grasping and clearly articulating complex molecular biology concepts;
- An interest in software tools and the challenges faced by working scientists in the pursuit of their careers and navigating their day-to-day jobs
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Ability to research and generate a regular supply of original feature articles in the subject areas, then commission and effectively work with a roster of freelance writers, bringing their copy to high sheen
- High attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills
- Ability to work independently, effectively and collegially with others across varied teams
Closing Date: Saturday 2 July 2016
Organisation: Springer Nature
Social media engagement editor – Springer Nature custom media
As part of the company that publishes Scientific American and Nature, Springer Nature’s Partnership and Custom Media unit uses unmatched expertise to help science-focused organizations communicate on the global stage. We are currently looking for a sharp and social-media savvy individual with talent and enthusiasm to help us harness social media to boost engagement with our sponsored supplements, custom publications and other Partnership and Custom Media projects.
Working at our London or New York offices you’ll promote our content through a variety of social media channels, liaising with counterparts at Scientific American and Nature. 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. 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 New York (US) offices. Please note that applicants must have the right to live and work in the country they are applying to work in.
Closing Date: Sunday 3 July 2016
Organisation: Springer Nature
Custom Publishing Executive Editor, Scientific American and Nature
As part of the company that publishes Scientific American and Nature, Springer Nature’s Partnership and Custom Media unit uses unmatched expertise to help science-focused organizations communicate on the global stage. We are currently looking for a Regional Executive Editor based in New York to lead a small team in the US to turn great science into world-leading projects using digital, social and print media.
The regional executive editor will:
• Work with our the region's top universities, research centres and other science-based organizations to conceive exceptional science communication projects
• Lead a team of in-house and freelance writers, editors and designers to deliver custom live events, websites, social media and print magazines
• Help set editorial policies, guidelines and workflows to ensure our custom publishing and native advertising projects meet the highest standards
• Collaborate with colleagues in business development to help turn our partners' ideas into costings, editorial plans, outlines and great custom projects
A seasoned science communicator, you will have a strong track record at senior levels, and a proven ability to produce excellent, captivating content in a commercial environment. Dynamic and self-motivated, you will be passionate about science communication in a variety of media.
You will have the following required skills and experience
• Demonstrated ability to coach and manage editorial teams to produce high quality scientific media
• Sound scientific background with a bachelor's degree in science preferred
• Ability to work to tight and variable deadlines under pressure
• Experience in managing editors and writers to maintain multiple, regular publishing schedules
• Experience producing content that brings complex science to broad non-specialist audiences
• Sound understanding of current best practice in science communication market and the communication needs of customers
• Experience in compiling complete publications taking into account design and content aspects.
Closing Date: Sunday 3 July 2016
Organisation: Springer Nature
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