science writer for children’s publications

CSIRO Education is seeking a highly organised and creative person with excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills to become part of a close-knit team responsible for the publication of The Helix, Scientriffic, Science by Email and Maths by Email. The position needs to be filled from the first week of January 2010 until December 2010. There is a possibility of extension after this period. The Helix and Scientriffic magazines are part of CSIRO’s Double Helix Science Club and are aimed at communicating science to readers of ages 10+ and 7+ respectively. Science by Email and Maths by Email are free email newsletters featuring news, activities and other content for readers aged 9 and above. All four publications have many teacher subscribers, as well as children and families. The available position is for a science writer who will be part of a team of writers responsible for creating and sub-editing content for these four publications, including overseeing the work of freelance writers and sourcing images to illustrate the content. The position will work with two other science/maths writers under the direction of the editor; close and effective teamwork is essential for this role to ensure all publication deadlines are met. A more detailed position description and selection criteria are below. The position would be at a CSOF3 level (salary in the range $53 000-68 000) and would be based in Canberra. Those who are interested in the position should send a CV accompanied by a brief expression of interest outlining your claims to the position to Expressions of interest close COB Monday 13 December 2010. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Regards

Liz Yuncken Managing Editor CSIRO Education Phone: +61 2 6276 6264 | Fax: +61 2 6276 6641 | Address: PO Box 225 Dickson ACT 2602

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