[Job] Progress Educational Trust / BioNews, #Genetics Editor (p/t) ??8-10k, clos 6 May 2011 #scicomm jobs

This job has reappeared on the market, I last posted it here (but it may have appeared again in between these times and I didn’t notice):

Genetics Editor p/t (24 March 2010) ??19.5-23k [pro rata]

I’ll remind myself to retweet this while @AdamRutherford’s excellent BBC programme about the Gene Code is on next Monday (#genecode) 🙂

Progress Educational Trust / BioNews
Genetics Editor (part-time)

Job location: London
Salary: ??8,000 – ??10,000 depending on experience / qualifications

Progress Educational Trust / BioNews

140 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8AX

Hours: 9.30am-5.30pm two days per week, one of which must be Monday

Closing date: Friday 6 May

The Progress Educational Trust is a UK charity based in central London. Our fundamental objective is to help create an environment in which ethically sound research and practices in genetic services and assisted conception will thrive. We seek to achieve this by promoting education and informed debate in all issues relating to assisted conception, human genetics and embryo/stem cell research. BioNews is a free web and email-based digest of news and developments in these fields. News articles are commissioned in-house, usually on a Friday (or otherwise towards the end of a working week). These articles, as well as commissioned comment pieces, are collated by the editorial team on or before Monday and published on the BioNews website. A collection of the week’s articles, as well as (where appropriate) reviews, recommended events or reading and job advertisements is published in newsletter form on Monday afternoons to BioNews subscribers.

We are looking for someone who is well-organised, self-motivated and who has excellent written and oral communications skills. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team, in our London office. A BSc in a genetics-related subject and experience of researching, writing and editing articles for publication are highly desirable for this job.

The main responsibilities for this position include:

  • Upholding standards of clarity and scientific accuracy in all genetics-related articles

  • Researching, writing and editing articles on human genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas of science/policy for BioNews and other publications.

  • Managing the internship scheme for trainee writers on BioNews, including selecting interns, teaching the internship course and providing both written and oral feedback.

  • Liaising with the team of BioNews volunteer writers and sending out links to news stories each week, with guidance if necessary.

  • Editing and proofreading stories submitted by BioNews volunteer writers and publishing them on the BioNews website.

  • Sending out the weekly BioNews email newsletters using our electronic publishing system.

  • Assisting with the selling of advertising space in BioNews.

For further enquiries and/or a full job description, please phone Sarah Norcross, Director of the Progress Educational Trust, at snorcross@progress.org.uk or on +44 (0)20 7278 7870

How to apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, together with a full curriculum vitae, to include the names of two referees, to Sarah Norcross at snorcross@progress.org.uk or to Progress Educational Trust, 140 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8AX.

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