PIOs: *Feature Index*

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND INVESTOR RELATIONS FOR SCIENTISTS

SCIENCE JOURNALISM

TECHNICAL WRITING

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FREELANCE SCIENCE WRITER

It's often the job of Public Information Officers (PIOs) who work in the scientific arena to shed light on complex topics. PIOs work for corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and universities. As you'll see from our three essayists--there's no such thing as a "typical" PIO job.

From Rocks to News and Information

Kathy Wren made the transition from rock hound to working as a science writer for the AAAS News and Information office after developing a "literal distaste for sedimentary rocks."

A Day in the Life of a Media Relations Officer

Sandra Crossfield, a media relations officer for the National Research Council in Canada explains that in this line of work your day doesn't always turn out as planned.

Public Relations, A Life Less Ordinary

Kirstie Urquhart, the public relations coordinator for the British Society for Immunology,doesn't miss life as a scientist in the slightest. In her essay she explains that as a PIO life can be stressful, but it's never dull.

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