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We are a group of leading global publishing and technology business, which has grown from a science and bio-medical publishing base to encompass a diverse range of products and services in the media, online and technology sectors. We have created the UK's largest entertainment listings database, developed a UK-based mobile phone and web-based hyperlocal news service and publish one of the most respected biomedical literature awareness services.

Our brands stand for top quality and our business is driven by innovation & creativity.

At SNG you will enjoy working in a diverse, challenging and rewarding environment at our London headquarters or one of our offices worldwide. We are committed to equal opportunities and believe in investing in our employees.

To apply for any of the opportunities listed below please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting the job reference to:

Recruitment
Science Navigation Group
34-42 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4LB
UK

or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com

CURRENT VACANCIES
Head of Communications (Ref: F1000/HC)

F1000 is a leading provider of tools and services to the research community. F1000 comprises three main services: F1000Workspace (an award-winning suite of tools to discover references, annotate and discuss them, and to support the writing of articles), F1000Prime (an expert-based article recommendation and literature awareness tool), and F1000Research (the provider of open science publishing platforms that are transforming how research is shared and reviewed).

Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director, the Head of Communications is responsible for delivering communications strategy across PR, social media, blogs and internal communications for F1000. This exciting and diverse role will be critical in building brand awareness for F1000 and positioning it in the market, and building awareness for F1000’s suite of products and services: F1000Prime, F1000Workspace, F1000Research and publication platforms operated on behalf of funders and institutions such as Wellcome and the African Academy of Sciences.

The Head of Communications will manage a Senior Communications Officer and a Communications Officer in overseeing PR, social media and blogs, along with some internal communications. They will work closely with the product, publishing, marketing and sales teams to ensure best practice across our communications activities. They will also be responsible for securing speaking engagements to ensure our message is heard and we are thought of by journalists writing about open science and related subjects.

  • An experienced communicator with diplomacy and tenacity who will ensure that messages are clear and concise.
  • Excellent all-round communication skills, with the ability to communicate creatively and engagingly to a wide range of audiences across a broad breadth of subjects using a wide range of media
  • A track record in creative social media campaigns and blog networks and in achieving effective media coverage.
  • Knowledge of how to work with journalists and how to effectively pitch to achieve a good level of coverage of a variety of types of stories from scientific to strategic/business stories, and with good contacts at the major outlets internationally in science, publishing, technology and business.
  • The ability to see reputational issues early on and to manage this in an efficient manner.
  • The ability and confidence to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, who may have different or conflicting positions.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Project management and forward planning skills with the capacity for flexibility if priorities shift.
  • The ability to contribute to the strategic development of the company, ensuring that social media and communications strategies fit with overall company goals.
  • A willingness to assist with other aspects of our communications.
  • A science background is desirable.
Tasks:
  • Develop and deliver the company’s communications strategy for F1000’s suite of services and products.
  • Implement the strategy to effectively position F1000 and the F1000’s suite of services and products in the market.
  • Provide communications guidance and advice to colleagues and senior management and develop key team members media & communications skills, coordinating and leading internal and external communications activities across the organisation, identifying and securing key speaking opportunities for these individuals.
  • Lead responsibility for company and product media activity to achieve a good level of coverage of a variety of types of stories from scientific to strategic/business stories.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key journalists in national and international media.
  • Ensure guidelines and best practice are developed and delivered for social media and blogs.
  • Manage the Senior Communications Officer and Communications Officer to effectively deliver the agreed strategy, ensure they work effectively with others both internally and externally, and meet the relevant company objectives.
  • Work closely with the product owners and colleagues in product, publishing, marketing and sales to ensure proactive communications support for the F1000’s suite of products and services.

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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IT Support Technician (Ref: SNG/IT)

The Science Navigation Group is one of the world’s leading web-based publishing groups, serving the scientific community. Based in Central London, we are currently looking for an IT Support Technician to join our small but busy IT Team.

You will provide the first line support and technical helpdesk function (via phone and in person) to users of the Company’s IT and telecoms facilities.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic with previous experience of Microsoft Windows client operating systems and Microsoft Office as a minimum.

Knowledge of Apple Macs, mobiles, Windows Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, networking, remote support and software installation would be a benefit, but not crucial.

We have a diverse set of systems and this is an entry level position that would suit someone looking to expand their skill set and develop their knowledge of all areas of IT.

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Science Navigation Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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