Biosphere is a popular science magazine dedicated to bringing the latest discoveries from wildlife and the natural world to life. We have had a fantastic first few months, with wonderfully dedicated readers and supporters enjoying the fascinating discoveries that are laid out in Biosphere’s pages. Practising academics and science writers tell the stories of the latest research from zoology, ecology, evolution, physiology and behaviour in approachable and engaging ways, and stunning photography supports each article with all of the colour and excitement of the natural world.

We’re looking for help from a few volunteers to help ‘develop’ the magazine’s reach. There’s two sections – readers and advertisement. Both are detailed separately below. Both are great opportunities to collaborate with a young and friendly team of wildlife communicators, in order to produce a resource that is being enjoyed nationwide.

Development intern – increasing reach

The role

We are looking for a volunteer to help us develop the magazine’s reach and subscriber base. This is an interesting, self-motivated role that relies on the input of new ideas from the right volunteer. May involve some travel if you are up for it, and if it forms part of the development plan that would be agreed on together, but expenses of this will be covered by us.

The role is part time, negotiable dependent upon right volunteer. Ideally we would like someone for three months, but this is flexible as it’s a volunteer position and we value your help. Please specify in your letter the rough hours you could work as well as the time period you would be available for (no commitment, just an estimate).

The candidate

–       Working towards a career or degree in wildlife or wildlife research

–       Can-do attitude

–       Ability to work from home with own laptop

–       Ability to generate own ideas for development

–       Professional yet friendly email and telephone manner

–       Understanding of Biosphere’s aims

–       Understanding of the direction Biosphere wishes to go

–       Results driven

–       Solution generator in the face of difficulty

–       Dedication to building Biosphere’s audience

To apply, please send a 1 page statement of interest detailing how and why you could help to fraser@biospheremagazine.co.uk

Please specify in your letter the rough hours you could work as well as the time period you would be available for (no commitment, just an estimate).

 

Development intern – advertisement

The role

We are looking for a volunteer to help us develop the magazine’s advertiser base. This is an interesting, self-motivated role that relies on the input of new leads and ideas from the right candidate. It requires a great deal of the time you wish to volunteer spent on the phone (which would be covered by us, we can organise Skype accounts etc if this is easier). The time spent will be forging new relationships with organisations in order to communicate the benefit of forming a supportive relationship with the magazine. The right volunteer will be flexible and confident, courteous and independent. They must be able to follow advice from others in the advertising team, but also be able to motivate themselves and be driven by the development of the magazine as a new, independent venture with an important value for science communication.

The role is part time, negotiable dependent upon right volunteer. Ideally we would like someone for three months, but this is flexible as it’s a volunteer position and we value your help. Please specify in your letter the rough hours you could work as well as the time period you would be available for (no commitment, just an estimate).

The candidate

–       Preferably working towards a career or degree in wildlife or wildlife research

–       Understanding and engagement with Biosphere’s content

–       Can-do attitude

–       Ability to work from home with own laptop and phone

–       Ability to generate own leads

–       Professional yet friendly email and telephone manner

–       Results driven

–       Quick thinker

–       Thick skinned

–       Natural note taker

To apply, please send a 1 page statement of interest detailing how and why you could help to fraser@biospheremagazine.co.uk

Please specify in your letter the rough hours you could work as well as the time period you would be available for (no commitment, just an estimate).