[Job, Cambridge] Chemistry World, Business Editor ??35-??38.9k, closing 30 July #scicomm jobs

Chemistry World
Business Editor

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.
  • Proofreading.
  • 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.

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