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Medical Writer - Barcelona

Koonec is a medical writing and translation company that is focused on quality. We are currently expanding and would like to find a permanent Medical Writer to join our on-site team.
 
Unavoidable requirements:
- Have a PhD or medical degree
- Be a native English speaker
- EU citizenship or Spanish work visa
- Willing to relocate (financial assistance would be provided) or currently living in Barcelona
 
The ideal candidate will have:
- Published >3 articles
- Written or edited >10 manuscripts
 
Recruitment process:
If selected as a candidate, you will undergo (consecutively, if the prior phase goes well):
1. A short unpaid editing test (approx. 1000 words)
2. A paid writing test (literature review on a selected subject, 3500 to 5500 words, at least 40 references)
3. A video interview
4. An on-site interview
5. Other tests may be required
If all these go well and we consider you a good fit, we will help you relocate and offer you a permanent contract with a more than adequate monthly salary.
 
For further details or if you have any questions, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
To make an application, please send your CV and covering letter (including your degree, a brief account of your relevant experience in research and writing, and details of your current position) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Closing Date:
Thursday 31 July 2014 
 
Contact:
Joan Minguet  
Koonec
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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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Freelance Contributors Horizon Magazine

We are looking for freelance contributors for Horizon (www.horizon-magazine.eu), a web magazine published by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation.


The idea behind the magazine is to inform the general public about research being funded by the EU. Ideally we want journalists with experience writing for a newspaper or newswire who have an interest in science.


For more information, please contact the editor Ben Deighton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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