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Science Writer

Science Writer
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Start date: Immediate

Science Writer

SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) is currently going through an exciting period of strategic review, from which it will emerge with a renewed sense of purpose, as a multi-disciplinary society, serving diverse, yet interlinked, scientific sectors in the modern chemical industry. Our strategy is to re-establish and extend our connections with industry, focusing on innovation and building an organisation which is better able to provide real value to new and existing members at all stages of their careers.

To support our future growth, we are looking to increase the volume of high-quality, original written content on our website and blog. We are seeking a Science Writer who can write with real impact to help us to produce more high-quality content.

We are offering a 12-month fixed-term contract with a possibility of a permanent position thereafter.

This is a science communication role with the primary purpose of supporting the Digital Editor in increasing the volume of content for the news section of SCI’s website and blog. The Science Writer will also provide editorial support in all aspects of SCI’s digital media activities.

We are looking for a graduate in a science communication course or someone with proven experience in science writing.  The starting salary will be dependent on prior experience.

Due to the scientific nature of the written content, we are looking for applications from candidates who are comfortable with knowledgably writing on technical, scientific topics.

Experience of uploading web content would also be an advantage as a large part of the role will be supporting the team with content upload to our website and blog.

If you are looking for a role where you can use your copy-writing skills and scientific knowledge to help to support our unique Learned Society, we would love to hear from you.

Knowledge, skills & experience (essential)

  • Proven science copy-writing skills
  • Educated / trained in science communication or proven experience in this space
  • Interest in science and technology
  • Ability to write with impact
  • Pro-active approach to work

Knowledge, skills & experience (preferred)

  • Experience of proof reading
  • Experience of uploading content to website and / or blog

The role will be based at the Society’s offices on Belgrave Square.

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) – 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS

How to apply
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter detailing your experience, skills and relevance to the position to: Rebecca.aris@soci.org.

Closing date for applications: Monday 22 July 2019.

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