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Apply Now for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT
Knight Science Journalism at MIT offers U.S. and international journalists one of the best deals in journalism: 9 months of immersion in MIT's R&D culture. That includes direct access to dozens of top MIT and Boston-area researchers, participation in numerous seminars and field trips, free classes at MIT and Harvard, great networking with new contacts and colleagues, assistance executing an optional media project, and a chance to think deeply about the future of the journalism craft. 
Oh, did we mention the $70,000 stipend, plus health coverage?
KSJ is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Fellowship year, which runs from August 15, 2015 to May 15, 2016. While the program has historically been aimed at mid-career journalists covering science, health, and the environment, it's also open to writers covering technology and innovation. We invite applications from all journalists with a commitment to science and technology storytelling—whether they're freelance or staff, U.S. or international, working in print or broadcast or online media.
For background about the 2015-16 KSJ Fellowships, check out the following links:
And start working on your online application here:
Completed applications (including three letters of recommendation) are due at midnight on February 28, 2015. For more information see or contact acting director Wade Roush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Closing Date: Saturday 28 February 2015

Experienced copywriter/editor Mendeley

An experienced copywriter and editor is required by a well-regarded reference management software developer and academic social network. 
This is a project based role, working remotely 70% of the time. Will suit a London / SE based candidate as occasional visits to office in Central London will be required.
Main purpose of this role is to produce B2C Marketing collateral and direct response copy primarily for website and email channels. Some content will have B2B focus.
Target audience: Academic researchers, higher education students (MA, PhD, Postdoc) and academic staff (Lecturers, Professors, Librarians). 
Experience of writing for academic audiences is essential.
Closing Date: Friday 27 February 2015
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Editorial Trainee with Horizon Magazine

We are searching for an editorial trainee to join Horizon magazine, the official publication of the EU’s Directorate-General for Science and Innovation. We offer a full-time remunerated traineeship based in Brussels of up to six months.
Horizon magazine covers cutting-edge science in areas such as robotics, 3D printing and space, presenting it in a way that is relevant and interesting to non-specialist readers. Horizon also produces multimedia content such as interactive timelines, videos and podcasts.
Specific profile 
English speaker with experience in writing, editing or proofreading 
Excellent attention to detail and a good sense of what makes engaging copy
Interest in writing about science 
Applicants must have a flexible attitude and be able to work effectively either alone (with a clear briefing/guidelines) or as part of a team
Help with writing tasks, including some news articles 
Assist in proofreading and photo editing
Help with administrative tasks on the Horizon newsdesk
Conduct research for video and article proposals
Encoding articles into the Horizon content management system
Contact: Ben Deighton of Horizon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of application process
Closing date for applications: Friday 13 February

Medical Writer - Acumen Healthcare Communications, Hampshire

Versatile medical writer required to join our bright and enthusiastic editorial team, working across a diverse range of projects in several therapy areas.
The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years’ medical writing experience, covering a broad spectrum of editorial activities, styles and audiences. As an active and engaged member of the team, you will be involved in all aspects of project conception, management and delivery. A positive, can-do attitude, uncompromising attention to detail and dedication to maintaining the highest standards are essential.
We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate into our small, friendly office in Odiham, Hampshire. The role will be primarily office based, but you will also be required to attend client meetings, and there may be an option for some remote working. Candidates seeking a part-time position may also be considered.
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).
Acumen Healthcare Communications, Pixel House, Church St, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1LU.
Closing Date: Friday 20 February 2015
Acumen Healthcare Communications Ltd
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Science Writer and Editor - Vienna, Austria

Do you have a genuine and proven interest in science writing? Can you turn what seems like an impossibly complex research paper into a riveting feature article or other printed or online narrative? Can you adapt your writing style so as to engage the general public, scientific audiences, and policymakers with your work? Can you help scientists whose first language may not be English to produce clear and readable research papers for publication in scientific journals?
The Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) near Vienna, Austria is seeking a Science Writer and Editor able to juggle different types of writing assignments. This person will write articles and reports, marketing brochures, the annual report, and scientific updates.
He or she will work particularly closely with international researchers to: i) support scientists on presenting their research in correct English, ii) contribute briefs and feature stories to Options, IIASA’s bi-annual magazine, to the Web site, and to written materials both scientific and administrative on a day-to-day basis. In every assignment, the Science Writer and Editor will write creatively and compellingly to ensure that all materials published by the Communications, Library, and Media Department meet the highest editorial standards and align with the Institute’s objectives and needs.
IIASA offers both an exceptionally beautiful working environment as well as the intellectual excitement of a truly interdisciplinary, international research organization. For full details about this opportunity and how to apply please visit our Website at
Closing Date: Friday 20 February 2015

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