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(New Positions Open) Volunteer for Science Borealis

September 28, 2017
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Science Borealis

SEPTEMBER 2017 OPENINGS

  • Physics & Astronomy co-editor
  • Tech & Engineering co-editor
  • Math & Statistics co-editor
  • Chemistry co-editor
  • Policy & Politics co-editor
  • Editorial Team Co-ordinator

Join Canada’s hottest science blogging community!

Working in pairs or alone, Borealis Blog Subject Editors cover the 12 subject categories of the Science Borealis syndicated feed. As a Subject Editor you will join a dynamic team of seasoned and emerging science bloggers, skilled editors, and experienced journalists, all here to help you hone your science communications and writing skills.

We offer professional development through online workshops, peer-coaching and collaboration, and professional editing of your work. At the same time, your posts on the Borealis Blog will become part of your online portfolio.

Duties include:

  1. Pitching, writing, and polishing a Borealis Blog post related to your subject in weekly rotation with the other subject editors. (Approx every 12-15 weeks)
  2. Helping promote Member blog posts via social media by watching your subject feed.
  3. Reviewing blogs submitted for syndication in your subject category for appropriateness.
  4. Sharing relevant news items/events with the Science Borealis community and Core Team.
  5. Taking part in online pitch sessions, workshops, and peer-discussions as time and your schedule permits.
  6. Taking part in other Science Borealis initiatives as time permits.
  7. Familiarity with the Canadian science and/or science communication community.

Commitment:

  • Time: Approximately 1-2 hours per week plus the time it takes to pitch, research, write, and polish your posts.
  • Duration: We ask that our bloggers commit to us for a 6-month renewable period following a 1-month trial period.
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Email us at volunteer@scienceborealis.ca and introduce yourself. Please include your CV or a link to your online profile. Put Application for [subject] Editor in the subject line of your email.

Our roster of bloggers changes frequently, so we welcome inquiries for any of our subject categories. Contact volunteer@scienceborealis.ca and tell us what interests you.

  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Communication, Education and Outreach
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • General Science
  • Health, Medicine and Veterinary Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Multimedia
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Policy and Politics
  • Science in Society
  • Technology and Engineering