News.com.au has advertised for a technology reporter to cover "everything from the latest scientific discoveries to military news, the latest smart phone releases, new gadgets, internet outages, Facebook bans, and consumer focused tech reviews." The role could suit a general reporter with an interest in science and technology, and they're looking for someone with previous reporting … Continue reading News.com.au hiring technology reporter
Following on from the last post about The Conversation looking for a deputy section editor for science and technology, they're also looking to hire a full-time, in-house section editor for energy and environment, to be based in Melbourne. As before, the job is to "commission, edit and publish text-based articles as well as content drawing on … Continue reading The Conversation seeks Energy & Environment section editor
The Conversation is looking for a journalist for the full-time role of deputy section editor for Science and Technology. The Melbourne-based position involves commissioning, editing and publishing articles, as well as digital storytelling, and they're after someone with journalism experience, skills in digital storytelling, the ability to build a network of contacts, highly developed research … Continue reading The Conversation hiring deputy science & technology editor
The Crawford Fund's annual journalism award recognises journalism that examines issues of global food security with an Australian focus, including food supply, production, R&D, trade, food loss and waste, biosecurity, training and policy issues etc. The prize is a 'seeing is believing' visit to "experience and report on Australia's work in international agricultural development." Entries must … Continue reading Crawford Fund Journalism Award – entries due June 14
In light of the recent AFP raids on Australian journalists, this article by journalism academic Glynn Greensmith in WA Today is a timely read to remind us about what journalism, why we need it, and why we should care about these raids. "Journalism is the gatekeeper of democracy. We’ve been directly or indirectly told this … Continue reading What is journalism? And why should we care?
Fairfax newspapers The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald have published their guidelines for reporting on medical research, which includes a focus on human trials published in reputable, peer-reviewed journals. Other principles include examining conflicts of interest disclosures, seeking independent comment, and avoiding terms such as 'safe', 'guaranteed' or 'miraculous'. The full guidelines can be … Continue reading Fairfax releases guidelines on reporting medical research
The Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney is once again offering its $100,000 Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship to enable an Australian writer in a creative genre to "work on a project related to the issues that the Centre is dedicated to addressing, including health, wellbeing, food, ageing, social disadvantage and cultural … Continue reading Writer-in-residence fellowship at Charles Perkins Centre
US-based MIT Technology Review magazine is looking for a space reporter, and the position can be remote (presumably still on planet Earth though). The job involves "crafting a regular newsletter, which will appear weekly, as well as writing regular stories for MIT Technology Review’s website". They're after someone with attributes including least one year's journalism … Continue reading MIT Technology Review looking for space reporter
The latest edition of the iconic Associated Press Stylebook has been updated to include a new chapter on health and science journalism. The AP Stylebook offers "fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style", and can be purchased in print or digital form here.
Melbourne Zoo has advertised for a full-time, in-house senior reporter, based at the zoo in Parkville. They're looking for a "dynamic storyteller with journalistic flair and digital nouse" and the job will involve discovering, devising and pitching stories to external media about the zoo's animals, conservation campaigns, programs, events and people. Details are here and … Continue reading Melbourne Zoo seeks senior reporter