We’re looking for an exceptional journalist, familiar with the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, to manage the business news section and regular business features, ensuring the magazine continues to have a wide reach beyond academia. You will research and commission news and features, plan story concepts and develop ideas for both the magazine and website. You will enjoy hands-on writing, editing and proofing and will also be happy to generate ideas for images that can be used alongside articles. You will always be on the look out for stories – using your contacts, visiting companies, attending conferences and conducting interviews.
Based in Cambridge, UK. Salary ??35,019-??38,909. Closing date Friday 30 July 2010.
If you have any questions/would like an informal chat, drop News Editor Anna Lewcock a line at lewcocka //at// rsc.org
Day to day activities
- Research, commission, edit and write news and features on a wide range of business and chemical science-related topics.
- Build and use contacts to source news and feature ideas for the magazine and website. Attend conferences, press conferences, visit companies and institutions, conduct interviews.
- Determine the focus of individual articles to be published.
- Create business content for chemistryworld.org.
- Plan story concepts, research and develop story ideas for the magazine and website.
- Generate ideas for images to be used with articles.
- Participate in decision-making regarding the general direction, focus, scope, and format of the magazine and website.
- Keep abreast of current developments and trends which affect the chemical business community. Maintaining contacts with members, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, government departments, trade associations and the academic world.
- Take responsibility for developing and filling the business section of Chemistry World magazine and other pages assigned.
Essential Skills and qualifications
- Proven experience of writing and/or editing business news and/or features.
- Broad knowledge of topical developments in the chemical and life sciences.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Highly motivated with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
- Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision as well as being able to work as part of a small team.
Based in Cambridge, UK. Salary ??35,019-??38,909. Closing date Friday 30 July 2010. Vacancy reference no. 10-39.