those of you coming here from the Cambridge Media Event — and welcome
to everyone else, too! We often get questions about careers in science writing,
editing, and similar careers. So, I thought I’d take the occasion of the Cambridge
Media Event to assemble some links to our many features and articles on this
Thoughts on Becoming a Science Writer
Journalism Degrees: Do They Make a Difference?
into the Media — Do You Need Formal Training?
Secrets of Freelance Writers
This feature contains more than two dozen profiles of
scientists who have found careers in scientific editing, whether it’s at book
publishers, journals, or international agencies.
More than a dozen profiles of
scientists who’ve found rewarding work in public relations at agencies and
Scientists from around the world talk about working in radio
and television, whether it’s full time or an occasional thing.
Medical writing includes many different types of jobs, from
working in biotech companies to regulatory agencies. This collection of essays
covers some of these diverse jobs. We also revisited this topic more recently
in Working as a Medical Writer.
like to try out a career in the media, why not apply for a media fellowship?
The two largest programs available are the American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science
& Engineering Fellows Program and the British Association for the
Advancement of Science Media
Fellowships. (We wrote
about the BA fellowships earlier this month; the deadline for applications
is March 10.)