We’re seeking a writer to join our team for three months!

The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog reaches millions of readers each year, with accessible summaries of the latest peer-reviewed research. As the Editor is taking some parental leave, we have a temporary vacancy for a Blogger to join our team.

Psychology Blogger
Temporary: 16th August – 14th November
Part Time: Ideally 0.8 FTE, but could be flexible for the right candidate
Grade 6: £35,058 (pro-rata)

Although based remotely (with right to work in the UK), you’ll work closely with your Research Digest colleagues to produce engaging reports on new psychology studies, in a style that entertains and educates. You will show readers how the findings are relevant to their lives, but without resorting to hype. Where appropriate, you should have the confidence and competence to criticise studies. There may also be the opportunity to write about research in different ways, including drawing on our archive.

As one of our writers, you’ll have the satisfaction of seeing your work reach our large international audience and get picked up by the world’s biggest publications, from The Guardian to New York Magazine.

You must already have experience writing about psychology research for news outlets or magazines (online or print) aimed at the general public. Editing experience an advantage.

You must have an undergraduate degree in psychology or an equivalent related qualification.

To apply, please send CV, covering letter and an example of relevant published work to personnel@bps.org.uk.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, it is not possible to update you on the progress of the application until after the closing date.  If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Your personal data will be shared for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes our HR team, interviewers (who may include other partners in the project and independent advisors), relevant team managers and our IT service provider if access to the data is necessary for performance of their roles. We do not share your data with other third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you. We do not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

The British Psychological Society is committed to a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of your background or circumstances.

Closing Date: 9 July 2021
Shortlisting Date: 12-13 July 2021
Anticipated Date(s) for Interviews/Tests: 14-15 July 2021