Food scientist sought as journalist

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Novis seeks a bright, driven food scientist for a reporter's post
in southern France. The main mission is to deepen coverage of
scientific breakthroughs in food techniques and nutritional
understanding on flagship websites, and

You will receive early and complete training in story structure and style, and quickly be given the chance to initiate your own news stories and interviews.

However, you will already be able to show that you are a strong writer and that you work well under pressure, and, preferably, you will have already had some journalistic experience. Academically, and possibly in terms of your subsequent job experience, you will have a food technology, biology or medical background.

You should have a keen interest in science-based news and a commitment to providing the kind of key information that aids the best possible business decisions. Specifically, you will believe that consumers' concerns, technical capabilities and nutritional breakthroughs are all vital to food industry planners.

You will have a creative, positive and innovative outlook, a rampant curiosity and a desire to get to the heart of every subject you cover.

The Montpellier newsroom is the hub of the Novis Group's food industry operation. The group also has a newsroom in the UK, specialising in pharmaceutical news, and foreign correspondents filing food industry news from Asia, central and eastern Europe, and other regions.

The 15 journalists working in the Montpellier newsroom are led by editor-in-chief, Jenny Luesby, who, with more than 20 years experience in journalism at the FT, BBC and EIU, is also an international trainer of business journalists and author of the FT's handbook on business journalism.

The Montpellier newsroom is thus the hub of the group's training programme, with intensive coaching, skills development and group training in all areas from Internet research skills to reading company accounts.

You need not have worked in online journalism before. Similarly, you need not have fluent French, although it will be an advantage for this posting.

Novis is a rapidly expanding and award-winning media group, with a global network of journalists. This post offers excellent career and travel prospects.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a CV and covering letter to

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