We’re looking to add enthusiastic science writers to our team. If you’re a particle physicist (broadly defined) with a passion for writing and science outreach, feel free to contact us about writing opportunities with ParticleBites.
Who should write for ParticleBites?
Ideal ParticleBites authors are in the research stage of their Ph.D or is a postdoctoral researcher. Strong communication skills are especially important. We’re looking for people who keep up with new topics in their subfields and who are excited to share that excitement with young scientists and the science-minded public.
New: we are also looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in acting as editors/proof-readers for posts.
Why write for ParticleBites?
- Share science with the next generation of researchers
- Develop and broaden your public communication experience including writing and editing
- Have an outlet for keeping up with the current research (i.e. read the papers that you always tell yourself you should “get around” to reading)
How are authors selected?
Authors will be selected based on a sample ParticleBite blog post and a demonstration that they have a solid background in particle physics.
Authors are expected to write a new post every 2-4 weeks depending on the total number of authors. Each author will also be expected to edit another author’s submission during the same time period.
How do I apply?
Either fill out the form below or send the same information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The sample ParticleBite blog post should be roughly one page (long entries will be penalized) and should summarize a paper in hep-ph, hep-ex, or hep-th. Ideally one would also include or reference a graphic (either from the paper or an original image) to go along with the post.