Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication

The WGBH Educational Foundation has been a leader in science storytelling for more than four decades, with programs that include the award-winning science documentary series NOVA. To identify ways to expand how and to whom science news and information are communicated, WGBH has joined with the Rita Allen Foundation to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. WGBH is recruiting an early to mid-career science communicator, who will spend 2018 working with NOVA and other WGBH and community-based science journalism programs, assessing challenges and developing tools and opportunities for engaging wider audiences, especially underserved communities, with science storytelling. The fellow will complement WGBH’s accessible science programming with experimental approaches, such as short-form video, podcasts or graphic novels, to inform and excite new audiences. Knowledge gained from the fellow’s projects will guide new approaches to science programming at WGBH, and will be shared with other groups working to advance science literacy.