Note that while it’s a journalism-ish role it’s possibly less about the communication of science than about the human story element of cancer experiences – however I do take a fairly broad view of #scicomm.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Case Studies Officer
Salary: £26,100 – £29,000
Job Category: External Affairs
Department: Media & PR
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 7 March 2013
Interview Date: 14 March 2013
Case Studies Officer
£26,100 – £29,000 + benefits
Do you have a background in journalism? Have you got strong interviewing and writing skills? Are you at ease talking to people of all ages and backgrounds about often very personal and sometimes difficult issues?
As Case Studies Officer you will be supporting the Senior Case Studies officer & writer within the busy Media & PR office. The ability to manage multiple priorities to sometimes very tight deadlines is essential. In addition to your strong written communication skills, you must have an ability to work on your own initiative, and a willingness to deal with the day to day admin tasks required to support the case studies work. Good computer skills, attention to detail, and a passion for plain English are essential.
Emotive and inspiring case studies play a vital role in raising awareness of Macmillan’s work and are used across the organisation for print and broadcast media, in our campaigns, fundraising, marketing and information publications, on our website, and as speakers at events.The ideal candidate will have solid experience of interviewing and writing, a sharp understanding of what makes a good quote and a strong story, and can elicit the right information for the right request. An ability to deal sensitively with often difficult personal stories is critical.
Experience of working as a journalist/reporter is highly desirable.
And in return for all this? We commit to actively develop you and offer excellent benefits including a 34.5 week (with an early finish on Friday), BUPA, life assurance, pension, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave, and interest free loans for season ticket and gym membership.