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The Naked Scientists are looking for science radio producers and presenters to work in our Cambridge-based team.

We have some exciting new projects and programmes on the way, and we are looking for fun, enthusiastic and energetic people to work with us as science broadcasters and podcasters, and in online media, initially over a 12 month period.

About you

Applicants must have a passion for communication and ideally a science background; you should be willing to learn, to work flexibly (reflecting the demands of live radio), be a strong team player, comfortable with short deadlines, well organised and have a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

Your track record

Applicants should be familiar with digital media, and evidence of prior involvement in journalism, or science communication initiatives, including through the creation of a personal blog, participation in outreach events or the production of magazines, podcasts and radio shows, will be regarded favourably. While experience in these and related aspects of science journalism is desirable, on-the-job training will be provided and we relish the opportunity to support your professional development.

About the job

This is a radio and podcast production and presenting role. The core elements will include compiling, producing, presenting and publishing radio programmes, podcasts and supporting online content for international consumption. The work includes producing and presenting content for BBC networks, and appropriate editorial and technical training will be provided where relevant for the role. The job will involve some out-of-hours activity, and may also include local, national and overseas travel. A full UK driving licence would be advantageous. The post will be based in our offices in Madingley.

About us

The Naked Scientists is a Cambridge-based independent production company, outputs from which include the award-winning Naked Scientists radio programme, podcast and website.

We enjoy a close and fruitful relationship with the BBC at local, regional and national levels, as well as other broadcasters internationally including the ABC in Australia, Radio New Zealand National and South Africa’s Primedia network. Across all of our outlets we reach about one million people worldwide per week. 

Starting salary: up to £25,000 pa for full producer positions.

Application instructions: Interested parties, who must be eligible to live and work in the UK, should apply to Dr Chris Smith, in writing, detailing relevant experience and including a current CV, to

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Smith, via the email address above, ahead of making an application, and if further information about the role is required.

CLOSING DATE TO APPLY:  15th August 2022, 1800hrs

This associated PDF contains more details about the roles we have available.