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Science Writer/Journalist

12 month contract with possible extension to permanent role. 

An ambitious and proactive writer is sought to join a busy team to support SCI to raise awareness and promote the Society. SCI carries out a multitude of activities to support science and innovation including technical conferences, public evening lectures and other events and this role will be externally focused.

SCI 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.

Previous experience of working as part of a team to deliver current and targeted scientific content is essential. As well as being a good communicator with a keen eye for detail, we are looking for someone who has the confidence to work with senior people from academia, and science based industry.

SCI has a publications business, and this role will be expected to work closely with their editors, in particular the magazine C&I (Chemistry & Industry). This role has the potential to significantly influence SCI’s communications and publications strategy.

Candidates with an interest in or ideally experience of communicating scientific content are particularly encouraged to apply.


a)   Writing

  • Deliver featured articles to be used across a variety of media, targeting various different audiences and sectors e.g. attend SCI technical conferences and provide featured articles for use in C&I (Chemistry and Industry) magazine and on the website.
  • Develop press releases to support the promotion of key events and activities for SCI.
  • Coordinate and deliver case studies – dealing with customers, external stakeholders and internal experts to source the required information.

 b)   Communications and Publications Strategy

  • Shape SCI’s content strategy across all our communications touch points: online, our monthly magazine, social media, and marketing collateral. You will be proficient at adapting content for use across multiple channels.
  • Work with the editors for the journals and C&I magazine to drive the SCI publications strategy.
  • Provide input into the Digital Strategy for SCI publications.

How to apply
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the job specification and can deliver against the principal accountabilities of the post to reshna.radiven@soci.org

Download the full job description here.

Salary: competitive

Closing date for applications: Monday 27 June 2016

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