Are you an experienced science journalist? Would you like to delve into new areas of research and deepen your technical knowledge? Or learn more about machine learning and the methods of data-driven science in Germany? The “Journalist in Residence” program at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) offers a stay of three to six months.
Compensation: € 6,000 per month.
Deadline for the 2024 applications: 28 September 2023
The HITS “Journalist in Residence” program is geared towards freelance and staff science journalists with at least five years of experience and a focus on sciences and technology. It is open to all media (print, online, radio, TV), one of its goals is to encourage dialogue between journalists and researchers, thus providing journalists with a better understanding of the way research works and how researchers think. A good command of spoken and written English is mandatory. At least basic knowledge of German is recommended, but not mandatory.
Journalists are not expected to publish anything related to HITS in return. Instead, the program supports free and independent journalism.
Applications should include the following documents:
For any additional information, please contact Dr. Peter Saueressig