Science Correspondent

  • Closing date 28 Jul 2019
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

We are looking for a science correspondent to source news stories and features for Chemistry World, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship magazine. Chemistry World is a valuable benefit for members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as being a subscription product for a large international audience online. It provides a variety of content in print and digital channels, including news, features, opinions, podcasts and webinars. 


Your responsibilities will include: 


As Science Correspondent, you will support the news team of Chemistry World, principally through the continuous publishing of up-to-the-moment news and features on the latest trends and developments in the chemical sciences to its website. The role involves reporting on all areas of interest to the chemical science community and the Society’s membership from the latest research and business news to analysis of current affairs through the lens of the chemical sciences, as well as writing and recording in other formats and media. Travel is a routine part of the science correspondent’s role and they will regularly be reporting on conferences and events both domestic and international.


We are looking for:


Our ideal candidate will hold a good honours degree in science (chemical science preferred) and have some experience of writing and / or editing scientific news and / or features. They will have a broad knowledge of topical developments in the chemical and life sciences. The job holder is a key member of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s highest profile product, sent to in excess of 52,000 members of the Society. They will represent the Royal Society of Chemistry at a variety of scientific conferences and events and will demonstrate excellent communication skills as well as in-depth knowledge of the magazine’s overall objectives and strategy. They should be highly motivated and able to work with relatively little supervision.


Royal Society of Chemistry offers excellent benefits and a great work environment. This is a permanent full-time (35-hour week) opportunity, based at our Science Park Cambridge office, with free onsite parking and close to the guided bus and Cambridge North train station. 


If you are interested in joining an organisation full of committed, friendly people working to support and inspire a global chemistry community, apply by our closing date.

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