[ES_JOBS_NET] Science Writer/Communicator – Department of Earth Sciences, Rice University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Jul 23 11:41:36 MDT 2016

Science Writer/Communicator
Science Writer/Communicator – Department of Earth Sciences, Rice University

Science Writer/Communicator – Department of Earth Sciences, Rice University
The Department of Earth Sciences at Rice University is seeking a full time
science writer/communicator. The science writer would be expected to spend
50% of her/his time promoting research in the department through news
writing of current research, helping maintain content in departmental
magazines and webpages, and serving as a public interface between the
department and public. For the other 50%, the science writer would be free
and encouraged to develop her/his own creative portfolio (such as popular
science articles/books, peer-reviewed scientific papers, science blogs,
graphic novels, etc.) and help faculty develop innovative methods for
teaching and outreach. Opportunities available in the department include
interaction with museums, participation in various institutes (Baker
Institute of Public Policy), departmental/alumni field trips to every
corner of the world, teaching of courses, science communication/policy
research, scientific research, raising funds/salary for their own projects,
etc. The ideal candidate should have good interpersonal skills, creative
writing abilities, an appreciation for design, good oral communication
skills, and a deep curiosity and passion of everything related to the Earth
and environment. Familiarity with geology (from the deep Earth to the
atmosphere), planetary sciences, energy, environment, and policy is
required. Degree in Earth sciences or related subject along with some
demonstrated experience in science communication is desired. To apply,
submit one pdf document containing your CV and examples or links to your
creative portfolio (blogs, webpages, popular science articles, podcasts,
art, etc.) to ctlee at rice.edu. Information about the department can be found
at earthscience.rice.edu. Salary is dependent on experience level.

Applications received by Jan 1, 2017 will receive full attention.
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