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Chance to launch a science journalism career? May 17, 2012

Posted by qmresearchers in Career Ideas, Science Communication.

It is always difficult to break into the world of science journalism without any experience. One way to get experience is to enter science writing competitions, which will start to develop your writing skills, look good on your CV and begin to get your name known (if you win!).

With this in mind, The Royal Society is running a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition. This is what they want:

•Short pitches (no more than 300 words, but the shorter the better) for a news story about any aspect of science, suitable for publication in Nature, the Guardian or Research Fortnight (although you don’t need to specify which – the Dragons will decide that on the day!).

•Examples of your writing – this isn’t essential but if you have some then do send them on. They can be links to online content, or attachments if they’re not readily accessible online.

•You should be an early career science writer – you might be a student, a recent graduate, a freelancer, or even a scientist with a great story.

If you are interested in the competition, click here for more details. You will have to act fast as the deadline is Friday May 25th.    



1. Sallie Robins - May 19, 2012

This initiative is being run by the Association of British Science Writers as part of our conference the UK Conference of Science Journalists. The conference is being held at The Royal Society.

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