Call for Entries: 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

The Kavli Foundation is accepting entries in the 2017 competition for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. The deadline is Aug. 1, 2017. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year, July 16, 2016 to July 15, 2017. Entries from journalists worldwide in all categories are accepted. Nearly 40 percent of our winners in 2015 and 2016 were international entries.

There are two awards in each category: a Gold award ($5,000) and a Silver award ($3,500). The categories are large newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, television spot news/feature, television in-depth feature, audio (radio or podcast), online and children’s science news.  Read More

Work grants for ECSJ2017

WriterAs an entirely new concept the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ2017) will set up its own journalistic outlet. It will bring stories about the conference, about science and about new ideas in science journalism and communication. A number of work grants are offered to participants at the conference. A work grant means that attendees can be commissioned to produce a story at the conference.

For each commission the grantee will be awarded 500€. Please note that you must be registered at the conference to apply for the grants. Some of the stories can be produced ahead of the conference and will be published during the event. Others will have to be produced onsite. The work grant content is made in cooporation with . Submission for work grants is now open. Be aware that the window for applying is short and ends by May 23. Read More

Job offer: Press officer at EMBL

embl_logoThe European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is looking for a Press Officer to coordinate international media activities and raise the organisation’s profile with the press worldwide. As Press Officer you will work with a group of writers, designers, web producers and analysts in our Strategy and Communications team, promoting the work of EMBL at its six sites in Europe.

This role is based in Heidelberg, Germany, and the deadline to send applications is 31 May 2017. Here you can find more information about the position. Read More

Job offer: Scientific Content Producer at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

image003The Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division (CEMSE) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) offers a position within the Communication Group. 
The position is for a Scientific Content Producer who will work in a small but jolly team at the production, distribution and monitoring of the Division’s communication. Despite the strong accent on marketing, they are actually looking for a versatile person with a scientific/academic background and experience in digital content production, management and marketing and/or science communication.

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Wanted: Citizen bloggers with eco-innovation focus

uw-logo-new-6UrbanWINS, a 3-year long EU-funded project, is looking for talented and curious writers for blogging on eco-innovative activities for waste prevention and management in eight European cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia, Torino, Leiria, Bucharest, Manresa and Sabadell. We want everyone living in the cities to be able to discover how eco-innovation happens locally, through attractive and accessible stories told in the local language.

Interested? Find out more here and apply until 11 May 2017. Read More