Seeking Science Writing Gigs

by Jennifer Frazer on May 2, 2011

Connections -- here's hoping I've got some. Fungal mycelia from a bathroom remodel. Creative Commons Bob Blaylock. Click image for license.

Dear Readers,

I have a bit of sad personal news. I learned today that my day job has been cut due to a budget shortfall. As a result, I am back on the job market. I have six years of experience as a health and environment reporter and science writer, and in 2007 I won a AAAS Science Journalism Award. If you like my work and know of any science writing job possibilities or freelance work that I could do from Colorado, please get in touch with me via the email address on my Portfolio page. Alternatively, you can post a comment if you don’t mind a few hundred other people seeing it. : )

Regardless of these circumstances, I plan to keep this blog up and running. Fortuitously, my post “Bombadier Beetles, Bee Purple, and the Sirens of the Night” was selected by Ed Yong as one of his “Science Writing I Would Pay to Read” posts for this April. If you’d like to make a donation to all the science writers (including me) who were featured this month there, you can do so via a paypal button that says “Support Science Writers” at his blog.

Thanks in advance for any help, advice, or moral support. : )


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

dinahmow May 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Sorry to read this. Also sorry I cannot help. But good luck to you.

Russ Abbott May 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I just discovered your site because of Ed Young’s recommendation. I put you on my list of blogs to read. I imagined that you were soon going to be a new star in the blog world. And now this. Well perhaps you will still be a star soon. Best wishes.

sarcozona May 3, 2011 at 8:54 am

I’d also recommend adding a Flattr buttons to your posts. I get less than 60 pageviews a day, but still make enough to cover a third of my hosting costs. It’s also ad-free!

Jennifer Frazer May 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

Hi Russ — Thanks for reading! Don’t give up on me yet — I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. : )
sarcozona — thanks for the tip on the flattr button. It’s a good suggestion and I’ll look into it soon.

Hoping to get a new blog post up by Thursday, so hang in there . . . jf

CelticRose May 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Sorry to hear this. :(

Hope you find something soon.

Jennifer Frazer May 5, 2011 at 6:44 am

Thank you. : )

Alan May 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Every time that’s happened to me, it’s turned out to be a good thing. Opportunity knocking and all that. Now you have time to implement your plans for world domination.

Jennifer Frazer May 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Thanks, Alan. : ) Too true. Too true. I’ve got some possibilities cooking, but nothing’s for certain and I really appreciate hearing from you.


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