[Job, London] Carbon Brief, Science Communications Officer, ??28-33k, clos 18 July 2012 #scicomm jobs

Carbon Brief
Science Communications Officer

Wanted: enthusiastic and expert communicator of climate science

Do you have expertise in the earth sciences or climate science?
Do you have experience communicating about scientific issues?
Do you want to contribute to accurate media reporting of climate science?

The Carbon Brief (www.carbonbrief.org) is a blog devoted to fostering a more accurate and informed debate about climate change and energy in the UK. We comment on and factcheck stories about climate science and energy issues that appear in the media and online.

We promote accurate reporting of climate science in our role as fact-checkers and also by reporting on new developments. In addition to highlighting inaccurate reporting we aim to provide an accurate, well referenced resource for anyone wishing to report on climate and energy issues.

We are looking for someone with a background in climate science or a related field and an enthusiasm for communicating science to be our new science communication officer.

Duties of this post include:

???      Writing accessible blogs about new developments in climate science;

???      Fact-checking media articles about climate science;

???      Making contact with climate researchers; building and maintaining our network of scientific contacts;

???      Participating in the planning and editorial processes of a small, close-knit team.

You’ll need at least an undergraduate degree in a scientific field, and excellent communication skills. The ability to write accurately and accessibly to tight deadlines is essential, and experience of communicating complicated scientific issues to lay audiences is highly desirable.

This is a full-time, permanent position, based at our offices in London. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 18th July, and interviews will be held in London on the 25th and 26th July. Salary £28,000 – 33,000 subject to experience. Further information and a full job description is available on our website. If you have any questions please email jobs@carbonbrief.org

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