Science Writer

Science Writer Job Description

Science Writers Research, Write And Edit Scientific News, Articles And Features. They Write For Business, Trade And Professional Publications, Specialist Scientific And Technical Journals, And The General Media.

Science Writers Need To Be Able To Understand Complex Scientific Information, Theories And Practices. They Then Need To Be Able To Write In A Clear, Concise And Accurate Language That Can Be Understood By The General Public.

Science Writers Are Sometimes Known As Science Or Scientific Journalists. They Write For The Media, Reporting On Scientific News But Can Also Take On A More Investigatory And Critical Role.

Science Writing For Non-media Outlets Involves Communicating Scientific Research To A Professional Or Lay Audience, Either For Journals, Promotional Brochures And Websites Or As Press Releases. Some Science Writing Jobs Might Have An Element Of Editing Or Broader Communications Responsibilities In Addition To Researching And Writing.

Science Writer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • attending meetings or taking part in conference calls with clients, scientists or writing professionals;
  • occasionally reading page proofs from printers and checking colour proofs
  • meeting with colleagues to plan the content of a document or publication;
  • conducting reference searches;
  • producing articles for publication in print and online according to agreed style and keeping to strict deadlines;
  • conducting interviews with scientists, doctors and academics and establishing a network of industry experts;
  • attending academic and press conferences;
  • visiting research establishments;
  • reading and researching specialist media and literature, e.g. scientific papers, company reports, newspapers, magazines and journals, press releases and internet resources including social media;
  • reviewing and amending work in response to editor feedback;
  • selecting appropriate artwork;

© 2024 Manpower Nigeria.  All rights reserved.