IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineers and process engineers.

With an international membership exceeding 40,000 in around 100 countries, IChemE aims to be the organisation of choice for chemical engineers. It promotes competence and a commitment to best practice, advances the discipline for the benefit of society and supports the professional development of its members. IChemE is the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status.

The Chemical Engineer is IChemE’s members’ magazine. We are looking for an enthusiastic journalist to join our editorial team on a full time basis. This role could be perfect for a recent science or engineering graduate, or a more experienced journalist wanting to move into science writing. A demonstrable love for science and engineering is a must, and a relevant degree or experience would be a distinct advantage.

The successful candidate will join a passionate team and produce features and daily news stories covering the full range of process industries, including aspects of business, research and education. For this, you will need to be meticulous, have a nose for a story, enjoy asking questions, and write in clear, correct English.

Core responsibilities of the role include:

  • Researching and writing copy for both the daily news alerts and monthly magazine
  • Writing text and obtaining illustrations for in-house pages of the magazine
  • Arranging interviews with stakeholders to secure leads/material/quotes for copy
  • Attending and reporting on relevant conferences, exhibitions and events

Due to IChemE’s international nature, this position requires a willingness to work flexibly and outside of normal working hours. The position is based at our Rugby office however you will be required to travel to local and international events, and make contacts and build relationships at companies and universities around the world.

Only applicants eligible to work in the UK will be considered.

This is a full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week.

Starting annual salary will be in the region of £22,500 - £27,000 depending on experience. Benefits include pension and flexitime. 

To apply; please provide a CV and a cover letter highlighting your experience against the areas listed above and why you think you are the ideal candidate for the role. To request a copy of the full job description or to formally apply for the position, please email our HR team: recruitment@icheme.org

(Please note that applications sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed)

For more details about this and other vacancies at IChemE, visit www.icheme.org/jobs

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