The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute - whose purpose is to foster "informed public conversations about environmental issues" - is accepting applications for its 21st Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, June 2-7, 2019. Ten fellowships are available - two of them for journalists outside the United States - which includes room, board, tuition, … Continue reading Science immersion workshop for journalists at Metcalf Institute (US)
Nature's Sydney office is looking for an editor or senior editor to fill a seven-month maternity leave position with their Nature Index division, starting in April 2019. They're looking for someone with at least five years experience writing, editing and producing journalism - preferably with a science or data focus - and a bachelor's degree … Continue reading Editor position open at Nature Sydney office
The Age newspaper is looking for a Health Reporter to cover a 12 month maternity leave period at Media House in Melbourne. They're looking for "a skilled news breaker and all-rounder who wants ownership of one of our more fascinating, demanding and competitive rounds." Deadline for applications is 4 February 2019. More information available here.
Sydney-based weekly medical news magazine Australian Doctor is on the hunt for a journalist to investigate and write news and feature stories across their digital, print and social media platforms. They're looking for someone passionate about breaking stories and who is willing to dig behind the headlines of the mainstream media. Australian Doctor cover a … Continue reading Journalist position open at Australian Doctor
From the blue depths of the ocean to the twinkling vastness of black space; from the pulsing red cells of the human heart to the biological behemoth of the Great Barrier Reef; from the nanorobot to the Large Hadron Collider ... science is everywhere. Science writing is also everywhere. Once it was the preserve of … Continue reading Entries invited for the 2019 Best Australian Science Writing anthology
The American Association for Cancer Research's annual June L Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism is calling for entries, which are due by December 12. The prize will "will honor and reward outstanding journalistic coverage that enhances the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or cancer policy." There are six categories of prize: large and small … Continue reading AACR June L. Biedler prize for cancer journalism – entries due Dec 12
The New York Times' Australian bureau has just advertised for a full-time reporter to join the Sydney office and "report and write news and feature stories, with an emphasis on climate, science and technology". More details here.
International science magazine New Scientist has advertised for a maternity leave science reporter position in its Sydney office. "As the Australia reporter, the successful candidate will report on scientific advances taking place across Australasia, East Asia, and worldwide. They will write across all science disciplines, and also have opportunities to write for our features and … Continue reading Science reporter position with New Scientist in Sydney
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has just advertised for a full-time journalist, based in Melbourne, to "research and write news-focused articles, profiles and feature articles for newsGP." The job is permanent, and they're looking for "a journalist with extensive experience, preferably in a daily newspaper/website or a publication in a health-related field." Experience … Continue reading Full-time journalist wanted at Royal Australian College of GPs
Science journalist Bianca Nogrady (founder of this website) is running a one-day workshop on science writing, at Writing NSW in Sydney on Saturday 24 November. The course will equip you with the tools to find good science stories and the scientists who inhabit them; to understand the basic principles of science writing including background research and … Continue reading Workshop: The Secrets of Science Writing (Sydney)