Posts tagged Career Options: Science Journalism

Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in social media as a way to engage public audiences, and appreciation for public engagement approaches.

AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Informational Webinar November 7th

Angela Zito
October 18, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Webinar: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship November 7th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time The webinar will provide an overview of the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship; the experience, the application process, and tips from application reviewers. The Fellowship Director will lead the informational discussion with 2017 Fellowship Alumni providing their insight. 

The Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund fellowship for early-career science writers now accepting applications

Angela Zito
September 28, 2017
Posted in Announcements

During the eight-month fellowship period, fellows will report and write six articles for publication at The Open Notebook—a mix of “story behind the story” interviews and reported features—with the guidance of a mentor who will help shape story ideas, provide reporting and writing guidance, edit final copy, and offer career-development mentoring. Fellows (and mentors) will also be part of a professional discussion group composed of former fellowship participants and TON editors.

Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication, Boston, MA

Angela Zito
April 5, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Rita Allen Foundation and WGBH Boston are pleased to announce the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This new program will provide a year's support for one fellow to study the field of science media, experiment with successful media formats and work to expand science literacy in the general public.  The fellow will embed at WGBH, one of the pre-eminent science media producers in the US and home to the flagship public media science series NOVA.

Find Your Voice: How to Write an Op-Ed, an interactive workshop

Scientists have opinions that the world could benefit from hearing. This workshop will give you the tools to combine your experience and expertise with clear and compelling writing to craft an op-ed with the potential to influence readers and impact public policy.

Beyond the Lab: Nicole Garbarini, Science Communication

Kate Stuart
April 22, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Nicole Garbarini, PhD, Media and Communications Specialist at the NIH Office of the Director and the Office of Extramural Research. Dr. Garbarini was a speaker at our 2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium, and we were glad to get a Beyond the Lab interview with her while she was in town!

Job Opportunity: News writer,

Ashley Brady
June 18, 2015

The dynamic news team at (soon to be rebranded as Spectrum) needs a high-energy reporter to cover stories that educate, challenge and inspire our audience of scientists. This is an excellent opportunity for a science journalist to develop a beat in the fast-moving field of autism. Genetics, cognition and behavior, research ethics and molecular neuroscience must quicken your heart. You will cultivate sources, embed yourself in the community and be the first to know about trends and provocative advances.

2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!

The BRET Office of Career Development, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and training grants in biomedical sciences, are happy to announce the annual Career Symposium – “Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!” -- on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Student Life Center on t

Guest Blog Post: So you want to be a science writer?

Abby Olena
January 12, 2015

While moving away from the bench toward a science-writing career can feel daunting, it is possible (and as this collection of science writer origin stories shows, lots of folks have done it). When you’re interested in any career, whether it’s one at the bench or not, the best way to eventually get the job that you want is to demonstrate interest.

Job Opportunity: Science Associate, American Association of Immunologists, Bethesda, MD

Kate Stuart
August 5, 2014

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF IMMUNOLOGISTS, BETHESDA, MARYLAND The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), a professional biomedical research association, seeks scientist to assist with activities including writing assignments and assisting in the peer-review and editorial process for a major scientific journal. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Volunteer opportunity with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance

Kim Petrie
May 29, 2014

The Journal of Science Policy and Governance is a student-run, international project that provides graduate students the opportunity and training to serve as editors. The Journal is currently recruiting for the following positions. All editors serve on a volunteer basis and typically remain engaged for at least one academic year. Positions will remain open until filled. To apply: Send a resume, 2 paragraph cover email explaining your interests in science policy and a writing sample to  

PhD Career Connections: The Road to a Career in Writing with Your PhD

PhD Career Connections and the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training present: "The Road to a Career in Writing with your PhD"featuring Elise Lamar, PhD, Stephen Ornes, and Bill SnyderWednesday, March 128:30-9:30amPRB 206Registration requested.