Call for Editors! Become part of the most comprehensive source of science coverage.

Looking for a new challenge or opportunity in 2016? 

When it comes to reporting science, the mainstream media can struggle, and often even gets things wrong. ScienceSeeker is therefore an essential resource, enabling readers to access knowledge that helps make sense of the headlines. We aggregate the most comprehensive list of science blogs, written by a community including top scientists. Every week, our volunteer editors scour what’s been written to distill it down to the most essential reading. As we enter a new year, we’re looking to add to the team that does this.

Would you like to join us? E-mail sciseekers AT gmail DOT com if you're interested or have any questions. Read on for more details:

What does an editor do?
A ScienceSeeker editor commits to spending some of their valuable time reading science blogs and selecting the best published every week. The commitment depends on circumstances. An especially busy person might be able to make selections from their general reading. An enthusiastic editor might dedicate three hours a week or more to reading. Each editor focuses on a limited set of subject areas to restrict the time they have to invest. The goal of this recruitment exercise is to add to the team of editors so that the effort can be shared more broadly. 

Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for editors across all areas of science. Take a look at the list down the right hand side of the site, and let us know what you’re interested in. Our current team is a mixture of scientists and writers working in diverse roles spanning industry and academia.

What’s in it for you?
At a general level, it’s rewarding to make an input into a community. In this case you’re helping create an authoritative voice on science that supplements, corrects, or even provides a wholesale alternative to conventional media coverage. You’re also boosting the reach of individual blogs that might not otherwise be read by many people.

At a personal level, being a ScienceSeeker editor is a relatively low-effort activity that looks good on your resum̩. There are also great benefits that arise from the effort invested in reading ScienceSeeker blogs. For scientists and writers, ScienceSeeker blogs often showcase ideas, research and styles of communication that you might not otherwise have encountered that can prove useful in your paid work. And whoever you are, ScienceSeeker blogs are interesting and entertaining Рreading them is not a bad way to spend time at all!

What is ScienceSeeker?
ScienceSeeker is a unique science blog aggregator that brings together over 2,300 blog sites (and growing!). It emerged as part of the ScienceOnline movement that has energized the science communication community in recent years. Although ScienceOnline is now defunct, ScienceSeeker continues on a sustainable basis thanks to the sterling effort of its volunteer supporters. For more details about what we do and who we are, see our 'About' page.

Is there a closing date?
No. The ScienceSeeker team is continually evolving, and as such we always welcome enquiries from prospective editors.

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