GOSH Roadmap Policy Workshop Writer and Editor – Applications Open! (funded by Alfred P Sloan Foundation via GOSH nonprofit)

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The Basics

Role: GOSH Roadmap Policy Workshop Writer and Editor
(funded by Alfred P Sloan Foundation via a grant to Gathering for Open Science Hardware Inc, a US-based nonprofit)
Part-time, fixed value contract to be delivered Mar-May 2021
Contract amount: $6000 USD
Deadline for applications: Accepted on a rolling basis until filled
Location:
 Remote
Reports to: GOSH nonprofit Board members & workshop convenors


Part-time, fixed value contract to be delivered Mar-May 2021
Contract amount: $6000 USD
Deadline for applications: Accepted on a rolling basis until filled
Location:
 Remote
Reports to: GOSH Board members & workshop convenors

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Job Overview

The  Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH)  community supports open hardware for scientific research and education by convening meetings such as global and regional GOSH events and providing online forums that democratize research, influence policy and take action to make open science hardware (OScH) ubiquitous by 2025, as laid out in the GOSH Roadmap.

As part of achieving the GOSH Roadmap recommendations intended to scale the impact of open science hardware globally, a series of three policy workshops are being organised Mar-May 2021 which will focus on three key audiences: university technology transfer offices, research funders and science policy makers from national, regional and international agencies. Additionally, a series of at least two workshops and contributions from multiple community members will document a model for organising open science hardware events based on previous Gatherings for Open Science Hardware.

This role is to coordinate the drafting of workshop reports and a policy brief on each topic and the GOSH model documentation, with the support of the GOSH Community Coordinator. The primary deliverables are three workshop reports as blog posts and three policy briefs of 1500-2500 words that can be handed on to a graphic designer for illustration and layout. The major role of the writer in the GOSH model documentation is consolidating previous documentation and input from workshops, requiring a keen eye for compiling compelling and accessible guidance for event organisers. They will also act as editor for inputs from GOSH sessions and workshop organizers providing content with examples, best practices and other advice for future organizers.

These workshops are convened by GOSH community members, funded by Alfred P Sloan Foundation and coordinated by Gathering for Open Science Hardware Inc, a US-based nonprofit which will manage the recruitment of this role.

Responsibilities and Duties

Policy Workshops

  • Attend three policy workshops and document with an eye towards content curation.
  • For each workshop:
    • Draft a workshop report in the form of a blog post (approx 1000 words) to be posted within one week of the workshop.
    • Draft an initial policy brief (approx 1500-2500 words) on the basis of the workshop content and coordinate others from the workshop attendees and the GOSH Community to contribute, with the support of the GOSH Community Coordinator.
  • Finalise and copy edit all policy briefs by 15 May, ready for graphic design and layout.

GOSH Model Documentation

  • Attend two GOSH model documentation sessions and document with an eye towards content curation.
  • For each session:
    • Compile and consolidate previous documentation and input from workshops to provide guidance for event organizers and edit inputs from GOSH sessions.
  • Compile, consolidate, and edit contributions from multiple community members that document the GOSH model.
  • Finalise, copy edit, and package GOSH model documentation by 15 June, ready for graphic design and layout.

Qualifications

  • Experience: involvement in the OScH community is desirable as is a track record in writing policy briefings or similar documents.
  • Specific skills: writing, team work, editorial, content curation, coordination
  • Personal characteristics: team player, organised, strong communication skills, strong alignment with the values of the GOSH Manifesto.
  • Certifications: None necessary

To Apply

Send links to two 500-800 word writing samples, resume, and cover letter to info@openhardware.science. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please note, this position is time zone flexible but workshops are likely to take place 14:00-16:00 GMT.

Gathering for Open Science Hardware Inc is committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. We encourage people with different ability sets, people of color, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and identities to apply.

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