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
- Articles include:
- Some Thoughts on Becoming a Science Writer
- Science Journalism Degrees: Do They Make a Difference?
- Breaking into the Media -- Do You Need Formal Training?
- Survival 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.Getting the Message Across: Scientists in Public Relations
More than a dozen profiles of scientists who've found rewarding work in public relations at agencies and scientific organizations.
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.
If you'd 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.)