Created on Friday, 19 April 2013 16:04
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Job title: Physical Sciences Reporter
Nature, the leading international science publication, seeks a reporter to cover physical sciences, their applications and related policy issues.
The reporter will identify and write about newsworthy developments in and around astronomy, physics and materials research. He or she will monitor international institutions including CERN, the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory. Coverage will include pure research, funding, the interactions of science and society, and the workings of the scientific community. Stories will appear in Nature’s weekly news and features sections and on its highly trafficked daily news web site. There will also be opportunities for multimedia journalism.
We seek a candidate with a strong record in science journalism who is capable of producing original, high-impact stories for an international audience of working scientists. The job entails meeting tight deadlines, multitasking, and working well with editors, sub-editors and art staff. A degree in physics or a related area is preferred, and audio and video experience is a plus. The position reports to Nature’s Chief News Editor and is based in our London office.
To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter confirming your current salary and quoting reference NPG/010/13 via our online recruitment site: http://jobs.macmillan.com Closing date: 17th May 2013.
Closing date: 17th May 2013
Contact: Andrew Bates
Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:13
We are a dynamic, successful and established global publishing services company with offices in the UK, US and China, providing technical, editorial and marketing solutions to academic and scientific publishers. Our extensive client base is made up of universities, not-for-profit organisations, trade associations and world-leading publishers and learned societies.
This is an entry-level position aimed at a graduate or post-graduate with a strong scientific, technical or medical academic background, giving opportunities for the right person to develop quickly. You will be responsible for the editing of scientific manuscripts, and for copy-editing, proof-reading and checking the accuracy of journal articles, ensuring that correct house-styles have been applied. You will also assist in the co-ordination and development of our freelance editorial resources, and will provide client support by e-mail and telephone to editors, authors and publishers. Where required, you will provide support for publisher clients through liaison with our content management (typesetting) operations. You will undertake editorial quality-control work and ensure quality standards are in place. You will also be responsible for ensuring that schedules are maintained, without compromising on quality.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Science graduate or postgraduate. (Scientific, technical or medical disciplines).
• Exceptional level of literacy and rigorous attention to quality standards and detail.
• Superb organisational skills - the ability to multi-task and achieve tight production deadlines and quality of output in a busy and fast-moving work environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work with clients and our network of freelance editorial staff.
• Flexible and adaptable to working in a fast-paced environment as part of a global team.
• Available for full-time work (office-based, but flexibility on part-homeworking).
DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Previous publishing experience, especially of publishers’ house-styles.
• Previous editorial/copy-editing experience.
• Understanding of the needs of non-native English speakers for editorial submissions and projects.
• Experience of customer service provision.
• Previous experience of developing or deploying quality standards in an academic or professional environment.
The Publishing Services section of The Charlesworth Group consists of a small and friendly team based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Huddersfield has excellent transport links and is within easy reach of Leeds and Manchester. It is a thriving University town, but also close to stunning moorland and beautiful countryside and woodlands, as well as picturesque canal and river walks nearby. The town is host to many events throughout the year, including a renowned contemporary music festival, several food and drink festivals, a Festival of Light, and carnival events. It is also well-served by bars, restaurants, a cinema, theatre and sports stadium.
Normal working hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, although some flexibility may be required from time to time.
Created on Friday, 05 April 2013 07:31
JOB OFFER: TECHNICAL WRITER (BARCELONA, SPAIN)
The Information Highway Group, programs digital applications across multiple platforms. Its strategy is to turn research into industrial applications or services, and to act as instigators and executors of innovation. A major part of the company's activities deals with internet of things technologies such as RFID, NFC, etc.
*Drafting Research proposals of different advanced technologies’.* Writing digital application users manuals.* To research all the information necessary to writing the reports and documents required.*Fluent and close communication between all parts and countries involved are essential.
* Were are looking for a person with Good Writing Skills and passion for writing, in order to use and adapt different communication styles depending of the reports or documents to draw up.* Enjoy researching and investigating new technologies and mobile platforms.
THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY GROUP
Created on Thursday, 14 March 2013 20:22
Public Policy Journalist at Research Fortnight: your chance to develop high-quality journalism skills and break stories at the heart of the UK's policy establishment by joining a company with a track record of launching the careers of national and international newspaper reporters.
Research Fortnight is the UK’s leading independent source of news on research policy for the academic research community. Published daily online it is essential reading in universities, funding agencies, government departments and the big research charities.
We are expanding and have an opening for a talented public policy journalist to join our team of writers and editors based in offices in Shoreditch, London. The ideal candidate will have: at least three years' reporting experience; a proven ability to work in a high-pressure environment writing daily news to tight deadlines; impressive organisational skills; a highly analytical mind; an understanding of universities; and an appetite for the detail of policy and politics.
Created on Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:09
Freelance Writers Required!
We are looking for freelance writers with a Chemistry background/speciality for some immediate assignments. Please contact us asap to register your interest.
Created on Friday, 08 March 2013 09:58
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is an international federation of 44 national associations of science and technology journalists from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe and two associate members. It is a non-profit corporation and the leading actor in making science journalism a strong contributor to better informed and democratic societies.
The WFSJ is recruiting an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to provide day to day leadership for the Federation’s secretariat and oversee major international projects. The Executive Director works closely with the Board to make the Federation operationally and financially sustainable.
We are looking for an exceptional individual who will develop and implement a comprehensive vision of the role of science journalism in societies, internationally. Candidates need to be world class managers with experience in journalism or communication who will deliver strategic leadership, ensure organizational effectiveness, and guarantee effective financial management in order to maintain the long-term sustainability of the Federation. The director will bring a strong set of practical ideas and skills to ensure programme excellence, revenue diversification, good connection with membership, as well as an effective communication strategy for the Federation.
• university degree;
• at least five years of experience as a manager;
• experience in journalism, media, or communication;
• a proven track record in setting organizational goals and operational plans and achieving them;
• solid experience in recruiting and managing employees, volunteers and consultants;
• experience in budget preparation and financial management and reporting;
• outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment;
• the ability to represent the organization effectively in a wide range of fora;
• cutting edge creative and strategic thinking and capacity to inspire others; and
• and preferably experience in international activities, projects, or events.
The position is based in Canada but travelling overseas is required.
For a full job description : www.wfsj.org/jobs
Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles "your name resume". Please put "WFSJ Executive Director" in the email subject line.