Digital Content Producer (News)
About UsThe Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity's needs with those of the natural world.It is custodian of one of the world's most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million objects. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes - which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team. About the roleYou will take a leading role in breaking compelling, accurate science news stories for the Museum's digital platforms!Working with various Museum departments, you will develop fast-turnaround news stories, aimed at general and scientific audiences, about both the Museum's scientific research and collections, and external scientific developments from across the globe.Keeping your eye on the news agenda, you will keep up to date with rolling natural history stories as they break. This will also involve creating engaging news reports and editorial features for the Museum's digital platforms to help drive traffic, deepening engagement with science and helping to place the Museum's work into the national news agenda. About youWith a strong journalistic background and excellent understanding of breaking news, you will have outstanding writing skills, with the ability to write clear and engaging copy for a broad audience. You will also have experience of writing and editing substantial editorial pieces, incorporating multimedia and creative storytelling.The role entails working with a wide range of staff members and managing conflicting priorities, as a result you will need to be organised, diplomatic and an effective communicator. Closing date: 9am on Monday 28 June 2021Interviews expected 12 - 16 July How to applyIf that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal, and provide:A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the person specification.Please also include links to your portfolio or evidence of previous copywriting work within your covering letterTo apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.