|If you have a job vacancy that you want to appear on the ScicommJobs Posterous blog (it’s free to post them) then here are some instructions. You don’t have to make a note of the instructions because they can be found in the menu at the top of every single page on the blog (item 5).
1. What is this blog for?
2. All #scicomm job descriptions posted here so far (27 August 2011)
3. Places that employ science communicators – their vacancies pages (London heavy)
4. Get updates when new job descriptions are added via email, @ScicommJobs or RSS feed
5. Submit your job advert or job description
6. Seeing an error message on the file viewing window? ———————————– 5. Submit your job advert or job description
ScicommJobs has a house style 😉
Jobs postings look a bit like the example below, the bit at the top is the title (when I send them by email it’s the email subject line) which also doubles as the tweet that gets sent out by @ScicommJobs and @ABSW when I publish the post.
The default setting for this blog is London, so if the post is in London you don’t need to mention this in the title / tweet, the example below is for Cambridge. You can post jobs that are available anywhere in the world though (there are jobs listed in Canada and Belgium, among others). If you’re miffed that it’s Londoncentric please start your own local science communication jobs blog and let’s join forces!
Institute of Clever (IoC)
Copy and paste the advert here:
The rest of the advert will probably have info on location, salary details, pensions and whatnot, just copy everything that appears on the page. If you’re struggling with the formatting (largely Arial 10) then whiz the text into Notepad.exe which will get rid of all the previous formatting, after which it will then do your bidding.
Attach the job description, or if there isn’t a separate file (sometimes the text is just on the web page) copy and paste that here too.
How to post your own job – it’s free
2. Post your job by email
Please don’t post job ADVERTS without some information about the job DESCRIPTION. This is NOT a jobs listing blog (I know it does a reasonably good impression) but a database of two years’ worth of job descriptions masquerading as a jobs listing blog 😉
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org – if it looks relevant then I’ll OK it.
If you’re sending an email from your work account don’t forget to put #end after your message and Posterous will strip out your organisational email signature (anything after