Jobs & Awards

The Lancet family of journals is seeking a fixed term (12 months), part-time communications officer to work on and to manage our social media strategy, accounts, and output. You will be highly motivated and will have experience of using social tools to support content dissemination and brand awareness, through all high impact social platforms (including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) engaging with new audiences, and a keen interest in new social tools and techniques. This new role will work within the Lancet journals’ web, press and marketing teams, and will also liaise with editorial staff, and external authors. Whilst working within a team environment, the person in this role will need to be autonomous in their work, ensuring that their projects are completed to a high standard and to a strict time frame. 
As well as familiarity with and experience of social tools, you will have some experience of online publishing. Your writing skills will be first class and you will have a clear view of how an online medical and community operates. This is a 60% position (21 hours per week) based in our London office (125 London Wall, EC2Y 5AS).

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SciDev.Net is looking to recruit a Digital Producer. This role is responsible for ensuring the visual quality of the SciDev.Net website and for maximising each page’s reach by appropriate use of SEO and other techniques. They ensure production delivery by overseeing digital support tools and provide training for regional and editorial staff. They are responsible for the efficient delivery of technical content, notices and comments and for internal commissioning of graphics and data visualisations. The role will also be expected to provide basic technical support ensuring digital product service delivery for the website and key core business systems (CRM, production manager and analytics tools), through liaison with key suppliers. For the foreseeable future, the Digital Producer will also have some responsibility for User Engagement (e.g. Facebook and Twitter). 

Medical Writer - Medical Writing and Healthcare Communications - London

We are looking for a Medical Writer to join our growing Medical Writing and Healthcare Communications team. In this role you will provide high-quality medical and scientific writing from planning and coordination of literature search through delivery of final drafts to internal and external clients. As a Medical Writer, you will provide technical consultation and advice on strategy, regulations and industry best practices. You will effectively manage medical writing projects to deliver quality products in agreed timelines by demonstrating subject matter and therapeutic area expertise. In this crucial role, you will collaborate with internal and external clients, supporting and enabling effective and efficient communication that results in operational excellence.

Social Media and Marketing Manager: Engineering Inspiration 

Engineering Inspiration ( is a curated news site that serves engineers (including biomedical/biochemical) and physical scientists. We’re looking to bring in someone to work on our social media, marketing, and online advertising for a few hours (8-10) per month.

For full details and how to apply, please go to:

Dr Sunny Bains, Managing Director, Form and Content Media Limited

Closing Date: Monday 24 July 2017


The contest year for the 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards will close on 15 July. Be sure to enter your best work between 16 July 2016 and 15 July 2017. 

Thanks to an expanded endowment from The Kavli Foundation, the competition is open to professional journalists from around the world in each of the eight reporting categories. There is no entry fee. Please read the Contest Rules and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting. 

Note: If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation. 

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Launch of 2013 Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize in association with The Telegraph

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of” – Benjamin Franklin,

London, 15 January 2013 – Each year a question or quote exploring Benjamin Franklin’s relevance in
our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words. The competition is open exclusively for young
writers, aged 18-25, with a first prize of £750, and a second prize of £500. Winning entries will be posted
online by media partner The Telegraph and at

The Franklin quote for interpretation in 2013 is: “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that
is the stuff life is made of.“ Entrants should interpret this quote for its significance today. All entries must
be received before 31 October 2013.

Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first
passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society
to inform and stimulate debate.

For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Franklin lived at 36 Craven Street in the heart of
London, England. He is one of history’s great polymaths – a diplomat, patriot, scientist, inventor,
philosopher and more. He was one of the first American journalists, writing prolifically not only on politics
and foreign affairs, but on science, the arts and society. In 2006, Benjamin Franklin House, the world's
only remaining Franklin home, opened to the public for the first time as a dynamic museum and
educational facility. For more information see

The Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize is endowed by Benjamin Franklin House Chairman John
Studzinski, a leading executive and philanthropist.


* Entrants must be aged 18-25 years

Entries of 1000-1500 words must be sent by 31 October 2013 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Each
entrant is asked to provide their name, email, postal address, and telephone number. In addition,
entrants should provide their age and place of study (if applicable; if they are not currently in education,
they should provide a biographical note explaining their current activities.) Entrants may submit only one
entry; fiction or non-fiction accepted.




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