Science Writer

Company: Florida Museum of Natural History


Contact Person: Paul Ramey, APR

Application Deadline: October 7, 2016


The Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida is searching for an experienced full-time Science Writer who can produce national and international news releases, feature stories and social media content for lay audiences. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to share exciting discoveries from Museum scientists involved in research projects around the world. Many Florida Museum researchers are leaders in a variety of fields, including biodiversity, bioinformatics, genetics, evolution, conservation, discovery of new species, and more. The Florida Museum also is home to the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, the world’s largest research facility dedicated to the study of butterflies and moths; the International Shark Attack File, Sawfish Encounter Database and Florida Program for Shark Research, leading resources for journalists and other researchers; as well as the NSF-funded iDigBio initiative, which is leading the nationwide effort to digitize all biodiversity collections, and more. The successful applicant will work with Museum editors, photographers and researchers, as well as peer scientists at other institutions and the University of Florida News Desk, to generate news and feature stories, and social media and web content promoting the Museum and University.

How to Apply

For more information, and to be considered, applicants must apply through the University of Florida jobs website:

The documents listed below should be attached to your application:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume/CV
3. At least three, and no more than five, relevant, published writing samples.
4. Names, titles and contact information for three to five professional references.

Job Originally Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016