Science Communication Career Opportunities

Rita Allen Foundation: 
Recently WGBH and the Rita Allen Foundation partnered to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This is a unique, one-year opportunity for an innovative professional to study the field of science media, experiment with media formats, and work to expand science literacy among the public. 

We are seeking candidates who are early-to mid-career science media producers, journalists, or working scientists with a commitment to science communication.  The Fellow will have an office at WGBH Boston, one of the pre-eminent science media producers in the US and home to the flagship public media science series NOVA. The fellowship will begin January 31, 2018 and last one year, and is a fulltime, paid position.
 
Applications for the fellowship are due June 30, 2017, and selection of the fellow will be announced at the beginning of September 2017.  More information, including how to apply, can be found at http://www.wgbh.org/ritaallenfellowship , or by contacting raf2017@wgbh.org. 

Alan Alda Center for Science Communication Post-Doc:
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University seeks two Postdoctoral Research Associates who will contribute to research on science communication and help advance the Center's research-based curriculum. The Alda Method combines improvisational theater techniques that help scientists to pay dynamic attention to the needs of their listeners and learn to spontaneously adjust to those needs. This approach integrates techniques to help scientists distill their message, shape compelling stories, create common ground, and use conversational language that fosters genuine human connections. These Postdoctoral Associate positions are designed to advance science communication research and help create new training modules. The successful candidates will support the Center's commitment to advancing research-based science communication curriculum.

The Earth Institute at Columbia Univeristy

Columbia University’s Earth Institute is seeking a content manager (that is, editor) to work in Manhattan. In conjunction with others in our 12-person communications team, he/she will produce and oversee news and features for our website and other platforms, covering our 30-some research centers and programs. The job requires broad journalism experience with strong reporting, writing and editing skills; collegial attitude; and ability to interpret scientific data and ideas. Ability to produce visual content and knowledge of earth sciences and/or sustainable-development issues are big pluses.