Company : IOP Publishing
Location : Bristol
Closing Date : 21/02/2017
Website : http://ioppublishingcareers.org/vacancies/5831/STM/editorwriter/

We are seeking a talented and motivated science editor/writer for nanotechweb.org, our specialist news service for researchers in the nanotechnology community. The position is available for a fixed term to cover for maternity leave.

Working within our award-winning journalism team, you’ll be writing, commissioning and publishing top-quality news stories that highlight the most exciting research breakthroughs. You’ll be joining us at an exciting time, as we redevelop, rescope and relaunch nanotechweb.org to boost our engagement with researchers working across all areas of materials science and technology.

You’ll need excellent writing skills, in particular the ability to convey complex scientific ideas with clarity and flair, plus you’ll need to engage with scientific leaders in academia and industry to identify story ideas and turn them into accurate and accessible news coverage. You’ll also need excellent organizational skills to co-ordinate multiple editorial outputs, as well as contributions to the site from a network of freelance and volunteer contributors.

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • A degree in a physical sciences or engineering subject, plus a basic understanding of how scientific research is done
  • Excellent editing and writing skills
  • A demonstrable interest in all areas of materials science and its applications, and the ability to rapidly learn about new areas of the subject
  • Ability to generate ideas and work with limited supervision to produce the required quality and quantity of output
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people (including colleagues, freelance contributors, academic researchers, and senior engineers and managers in industry)
  • Ability to manage work and conflicting priorities in order to meet multiple deadlines
  • Commercial awareness and an ability to suggest and implement website innovations that support the site’s publishing objectives

About the benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how it applies to the role and requirements outlined, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us:

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme, is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.

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