Want to experience life as a science journalist?

Would you like to discover what it’s like to work as a science journalist for a national newspaper, a television news desk or Nature News?

This year, The University is funding a place for a practising scientist to participate in the British Science Association (BSA) Science Media Fellowship scheme, where you could spend up to six weeks with a national news organisation or programme-making team.

Fellows will be mentored by professional journalists and learn how the media operates and reports on science, how to communicate with the media and to engage the wider public with science through the media.

The Media Relations team will help the successful applicant to learn more about the breadth of University media activities before the media placement. As a fully-trained Media Fellow it is hoped that they will provide support for in-house media training and support other researchers at the University to get involved with the media.

In 2012 Jonathan Ball, Professor of Molecular Virology at The University of Nottingham, participated in the Media Fellowship scheme, since then he has been interviewed by media organisations across the world – over the last few months he has been interviewed and quoted extensively as the Ebola crisis developed. Watch this video and hear what he has to say about being a British Science Association Media Fellow.

Apply by Friday 3 April. Full information is available on the News Room blog.

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