Science: So What Is Recruiting a Dialogue Manager

From the Science: So What Campaign. Initially part-time (with hours to be agreed), this is a job opportunity for someone with experience of science writing and a strong interest in social media and science communication.

Dear Bloggy People,

Having recognized some of the shortcomings of SSW online to date, and in an attempt to listen to the feedback we’ve received and act appropriately, we’re hoping you might help in publicising the opportunity below. [See notes.]

Time is shorter than we’d like so we’re trying to publicise this in the science blog space in the hope of attracting the right kind of applicants quickly. We’ve taken recommendations from bloggers and other stakeholders and are going to try and whittle down to a shortlist for interview in the next week or so. Whilst we recognise this is not ideal, we’re hoping you’ll understand why.

Any help you might give us in publicising this would be very much appreciated – if you want any more info on the campaign please mail us at the very catchy sciencesowhatcommunicator at googlemail dot com

Science: So What? is a Department of Business Innovation and Skills campaign to encourage wider public engagement in science at all levels – from casual interest to education and employment opportunities – as well as promoting greater understanding of why science is important to the UK.

As part of refreshing the campaign we are now looking for a science communicator to find, create and edit online content and manage dialogue across the web and social media.

We’re looking for people that have a track record as a science writer, the ability to write for diverse audiences (including young people) and excellent working knowledge of online science content, social media etiquette, and the principles of good science communication.

We imagine this to be a part-time role in the first instance, but we are open-minded as to how the role will develop and would hope that you would want to be a part of that ongoing development.

If you would like more information please contact us with your name and contact details and a brief paragraph describing your experience at email address: sciencesowhatcommunicator at googlemail dot com


The projected monthly payment is £500-£750 per month, depending on hours, responsibilities and subject to discussion.


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Science: So What – Showcasing Just How Much They Don’t Understand Social Media As Well as Science?
Science: So What, So Everything Freedom of Information Request and Blog Comment
Science: So What, So Everything FOIA Response


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4 responses to “Science: So What Is Recruiting a Dialogue Manager

  1. Pingback: Science: So What Is Looking for a Dialogue Manager « Evidence Matters

  2. brainduck

    Applied for this last week, but a bit concerned that they haven’t acknowledged receipt of my email – is the address correct?

  3. Yes, that is the e-mail address we were given. Good luck with the application!

  4. Pingback: Science So What? So disappointing « Holford Watch: Patrick Holford, nutritionism and bad science

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