What people that now work in Science communication have to say about their experiences.
What is your current job?
Claudia M: Science writer for an astronomy/space science organisation.
What is your level of satisfaction with your current job?
Claudia M: In terms of the contents of the job and the social stability, very high.
What qualifications were necessary for obtaining this position?
Claudia M: A Phd in astronomy/physics/science was NOT required but certainly an asset. Experience and/or formal education in media-related environments (particularly science outreach) also an asset.
What additional training did you complete in order to be able to perform your duties?
Claudia M: A 6-month (paid) internship in the press office of a large astronomy research institute.
What was your last academic position before switching fields of work (i.e. PhD student, first/second post-doc etc)?
Claudia M: Phd student.