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GSA Science Communication Fellowship

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

This position is intended for science writers aspiring to increase their knowledge and skill for communicating geoscience and its value to society. The fellowship is an opportunity for an early career professional or recent graduate to gain experience and professional contacts working for a well-established and respected science organization.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a minimum of 13 press releases throughout the Fellowship term:

- Ten selected from the Society?s top-rated, peer-reviewed geoscience journals, in concert with GSA staff and science editors and

- Three from abstracts submitted by scientists to the extensive technical program for the GSA Annual Meeting, working in concert with GSA communications and member leaders.

Earth science research topics may include environmental/natural hazards, climate change, planetary exploration, resources (energy, water, mineral), paleontological discoveries, and much more.

Candidates should understand how to interview authors to capture the significance of their work for non-scientific audiences, and translate technical research papers into well-developed and compelling press releases for general media outlets with lay readership.

At the Annual Meeting, the Fellow will help staff the onsite Newsroom, assist members of the media covering the meeting, pitch stories to local and national media outlets, mentor student interns considering a non-traditional science career in science communication, and otherwise help to enlarge the visibility of GSA science and the media footprint of the meeting.

Application Deadline: 5/15/2017
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Program Dates: 7/1/2017 - 4/30/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Geological Society of America (Lead)

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Academic Disciplines:
Digital Media
Geological Sciences

Interactive Digital Multimedia
Language & Communication Sciences
Media Arts & Technology

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