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Communications And Chemistry World Teams

I have just started my fourth and final rotation in the Chemistry World editorial team.

Before that I spent three months in the communications team working on RSC News – the monthly newsletter for RSC members. I got involved in all aspects of production of the magazine, from writing news and features to proofreading the final version every month. A lot of this was completely new to me, as I had never experienced the whole process of putting a print publication together from start to finish. There’s something really satisfying about seeing a text heavy word document transformed into a colourful double page spread.

I really enjoyed working on RSC News, and I was lucky enough to rotate into the Chemistry World team, where I will be working for the next six months. Chemistry World is the RSC’s flagship monthly magazine that covers news and opinion from across the chemical sciences. I am looking forward to honing my writing skills working on the magazine as well as other RSC publications like Education in Chemistry and The Mole.

Over the last few weeks the grad projects have also been keeping me busy. Tomorrow we will entertain budding chemists of all ages with some energetic, messy and edible demonstrations at the Cambridge Science Festival. There's event a giant cardboard cutout of Benedict Cumberbatch to go with our latest competition! If you’re in the area, why not come and say hi?

Emma Stoye is a Graduate working on the Royal Society of Chemistry's Graduate Scheme. To see if there are any current vacancies go to RSC Latest Vacancies or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email
Posted by Emma Stoye on Mar 15, 2013 4:32 PM Europe/London

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