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Assistant Editor Optometry Today

Job Description:
The Association of Optometrists is looking to appoint an assistant editor to write high quality content and to support the production of their print journal Optometry Today and online, This is a great opportunity to join a small and friendly publishing-focused team.
Key duties:
  • Produce high quality content, keeping up to date on latest industry developments and reporting on news
  • Commission relevant content from internal and external authors, conducting interviews and researching story leads
  • Proofread and subedit content ensuring high-quality standards and house style guidelines are met
  • Oversee the production process of print journal, managing workflow and liaising with colleagues to ensure timely delivery
  • Edit and rewrite copy for online publication, using CMS to publish content on website
  • Act as key contact for the journal across the association, travelling to network events when required and building strong relationships
Experience / skills required:
  • Solid experience working in a production editorial/editorial/writing role within STM publishing is required
  • Proven records of writing life science or clinical related news and features for print and online publications
  • Knowledge of print and digital production processes within publishing is essential
  • Excellent writing, subediting and proofing skills with an outstanding command of English
  • Solid organisational skills with the ability to manage workload and multitask in order to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication and networking skills with a flexible but confident attitude and the ability to create relationships
  • Good IT skills including MS Office and Adobe CS and a working knowledge of CMS
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a life science subject
For further information, please apply online or email a CV, covering letter and salary expectations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Contact: John White, Managing editor
Closing Date: Friday 27 November 2015

Science Writer sought by Chemical Watch

Chemical Watch is looking for an experienced UK-based science writer to join its team of motivated journalists in writing about one of the most dynamic and challenging agendas for businesses today. 
Our recruit will be in at the start of a major new product launch allowing them to help us shape, build and implement this. It will build on four previous very successful product launches.
Chemical Watch is a UK-based online B2B news provider with a growing global business readership concerned with the safety of chemicals in products. Since our launch we have achieved a reputation for providing accurate, well-written, objective news.
This is a full-time staff position offering a competitive salary, employer-contributed pension scheme and the ability to work from home with frequent team meetings in London or at our offices in Bath or Shrewsbury. The job will entail global travel as well as opportunities to participate and lead our online and live events.
The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, researching, writing and editing our news and features on the science of product chemicals safety. They will report on the rapid evolution in understanding of the toxicological and ecotoxicological impacts of chemicals, discuss regulator and company attempts to map exposure to hazardous chemicals throughout product lifecycles and get to know the professionals working in this field to understand their needs.
This person will be an experienced journalist with a science degree, ideally but not necessarily with knowledge of toxicology. They must have a keen news sense and the drive to make a difference with clear, accurate articles delivered to deadline and tailored to our readership. They will be able to plan their workloads well and enjoy liaising with the rest of the editorial team to achieve articles that no-one else can.
More than this, they will quickly find themselves at the centre of a unique global community. They will enjoy managing an active network of contacts and contributors and the power to meet this community’s needs through the information we provide.
Closing Date : Wednesday 16 December 2015
Name: Mamta Patel
Organisation: Chemical Watch
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journalist/Writer - Europe’s Meteorological Satellite Agency

An exciting opportunity for a journalist/writer looking to develop their career in the space sector has just arisen based in Darmstadt, Germany. The key candidate will become part of Europe’s Meteorological Satellite Agency and be responsible for the planning, sourcing, writing, editing and proofing of a wide variety of texts.
Candidates require excellent communication skills along with the ability to interact and network with employees on a technical level in order to research new facts and scientific findings. Applicants shall then translate these findings into texts that appeal to the respective target audiences (e.g. press release, blogs, social media, intranet stories) 
Candidates require skills/experience in the following areas:
Proven professional experience in a similar role ideally in a technical/scientific environment. 
A pro-active and hands-on approach to sourcing new stories, going above and beyond the plain facts to create innovative and interesting texts. 
Accuracy and attention to detail when dealing with scientific/technical facts and figures.
Ability to work independently using initiative. 
Excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to communicate technical matters to all members of staff up to senior managerial level.
Applicants educated up to university level would be desirable. Evidence of continuing professional development as a writer/journalist is must. 
Excellent English, both spoken and written, is essential for this role. 
Please follow the following link to apply.
Closing Date: Sunday 29 November 2015
Name: EUMETSAT Space Agency
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join the pool of SciencePOD writers and editors

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: 
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
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Closing Date: Thursday 31 March 2016

Cancer Research UK - call for freelance science writers

Cancer Research UK - research communications
At Cancer Research UK we produce content for our research community. We are putting together a panel of freelance science writers for a variety of commissions, helping us to communicate specific areas of our work to a wider audience, through print and online communications.
One example is the latest edition of the CRUK researcher annual publication Pioneering Research 2014/15, launched in July 2015.
If you’re interested in being considered, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with examples of your work and details of your subject areas.
Closing date: 30th October
Please note this post relates to being added to a pool of freelancers rather than an offer of immediate work.

Write Reference Books for the Parenteral Drug Association

An opportunity exists to write reference books for the Parenteral Drug Association (US). The list of topics is provided below and is just a starting list and ideas are welcome. The writing is paid on a royalty only basis, which is 10% for single authors. However it is possible to be the editor of a book and in collaboration produce a book on a topic using chapters from a number of authors (the royalty arrangement for this type of book is different).
The text must contain some current regulatory material from a European/global perspective (the point is to produce more texts written from a European angle). If you have a particular topic that is not on the list please let me know. For any book I need a two to three paragraph proposal, a tentative table of contents and estimated page count to present to the Technical Advisory Book Board at the PDA. .
Aseptic Processing
Biotech  (Bioprocessing, Biosimilars, etc.)
Microbiology (modern techniques)
Pre-filled syringes
Single-use systems
Supply chain practices
Packaging (any and all manner)
Drug delivery challenges
Personalized Medicines
Contact ABSW Member Huw Kidwell for more information  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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