Science Writer & Editor (Maternity cover, 12-month contract)
Sudbury, Suffolk. Remote working will be considered for the right candidate.
Technology Networks (a LabX Media Group Company) is looking for a Science Writer & Editor who will play a pivotal role in developing the company’s editorial mission. Based in the UK, the Science Writer & Editor will pitch stories, cover breaking news, source relevant news releases, produce a variety of original content and proof externally contributed articles.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a real eye for detail. They will be self-motivated and able to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while working as part of a team as well as independently with minimum supervision. They must have an excellent understanding of scientific web communication and be able to produce engaging content that resonates with Technology Networks’ audience of over 1 million visitors every month. A desire to learn about the latest scientific breakthroughs and techniques is critical to the role.
Due to the company experiencing significant growth, there is an opportunity for this role to become a permanent position.
Work with the in-house news team to cover breaking science news
Write articles and produce original content that satisfies the curiosity of our scientific audience
Proofread and edit a variety of content
Support the creation of a variety of multimedia content including infographics, podcasts and video
Source high-quality scientific content (breaking news, press releases, current research and lighter attention-grabbing content)
Undertake interviews with academic scientists and industry experts
Work with our social media team to share content on Technology Networks’ Facebook pages
1+ years of writing and editing experience (e.g., scientific articles, news releases, blogs or similar)
Passionate about science and science communication
Laboratory experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, biology or related science
Solid scientific background
Demonstrate strong editing and writing skills
Experienced in researching topics in various fields of science
Excellent understanding of content sourcing
Social media savvy
08:30 - 17:00
Technology Networks Limited
Bull Lane Industrial Estate