Profession: Science Communicator – Career Entry, Requirements, Tasks
Science communication proves to be a career field the depths of which are not easily accessible. At the same time, it is of high interest for both students and graduates of natural sciences and the humanities. This course offers at first hand a sound and compact insight into the why and how of science communication and scientific writing, with an emphasis on science journalism.
In the first part of the course you will get an overview of the career field and the substantive and personal demands for working in science communication. Another focus will be on different career entry options.
In the second, more interactive part of the course you will learn how journalistic writing works compared to scientific, i. e. academic writing. You will find out how to ideally present and translate scientific contents for the broader public. In a hands-on exercise you will experience the differences as well as the similarities between the two target groups, one being your peers and one being a rather anonymous crowd called “the public”. You will learn how to employ these special features proficiently in science communication. Individual questions and experiences are welcome. If you are interested in working in science communication, maybe even with a focus on science journalism, you are a perfect fit to this course!
HRA’s Project for Research Communication: This workshop is part of a larger research communication project which is funded by the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung.