Wanted: Next Wave German Correspondent

Next Wave's European portal is evolving, and as it does so, we're developing new mechanisms for bringing top-notch content to the site's readers in countries across the continent. One such mechanism is to develop a network of locally informed correspondents who have the facility to report on career development issues in their country or region.

The role of the Next Wave Germany correspondent, then, is to supply articles in the Next Wave style, on themes relevant to Next Wave's target audience in Germany. These articles should be largely, or exclusively, based on people, institutes and events in Germany and other German-speaking countries in Europe.

The German Correspondent will

  • Supply 4 full length articles (of between 750 and 1250 words) in English per month. Two of these articles should be commissioned from and written by young researchers; the German correspondent being responsible for commissioning and editing said submissions. At least one article should pertain to the monthly feature.


  • Supply items for the weekly European Science Bytes - one- or two-paragraph funding, training and job market news stories. At least four contributions per month are expected.


  • Forward to the European editor items of interest for inclusion in the European event calendar, and to the European outreach team information about events and contacts relevant for promotional activities.


  • Participate in at least one European team phone meeting per month.

An initial minimum commitment of 6 months is anticipated. To discuss the role, or to request further information, please e-mail Next Wave's European Editor, Kirstie Urquhart by 11 July.

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