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

Chemistry World
Business Editor
http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/rscwork/BusinessEditor.asp

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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