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ANNABEL SLATER

Experienced commissioning and digital editor, science writer, multimedia producer and comms officer.
Worked in international scientific organisations, publications, charities, educational games, and TV
corporations.

Can produce 3D animations and interactive apps, MSc level knowledge of human anatomy and function

MSc Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy ​Glasgow School of Art / University of Glasgow
MSc Science Media Production ​Imperial College London
BA Biological Sciences ​University of Oxford

Mobile Tel​: +44 7544 045 014 (UK)


Email: ​slater.annabel@gmail.com
Portfolio: ​www.scientart.com​ ​Linkedin

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Science Communication & Engagement


Genetics Editor ​Progress Educational Trust ​ ​Jul 2016 - Dec 2017
● Commissioning and writing weekly news stories in genetics, embryology, and fertility for
BioNews, a weekly newsletter
● Managing writers, editing submissions, using social media to promote content and events

Commissioning Editor ​Research Professional ​Jan - June 2017


● Commissioning articles on news and policy for both UK and Australian publications for academics
● Editing, finding and commissioning new writers, scheduling publishing

Science Simulation Director ​Labster ​Jan - June 2016


● Researching, storyboarding and testing two story-driven chemistry courses set in a virtual 3D lab
for university students. Testing and tweaking code in Unity and GitHub
● Planning and presenting weekly science writing workshops

Assistant Editor ​Science for Environment Policy ​June - Dec 2015


● Editor of a weekly research digest for international policymakers
● Produced special print publications, performing layout, proofreading, image licensing
● Promoting content over social media, using Hootsuite to manage channels

Engagement Intern ​Waag Society ​Jul - Sept 2014


Outreach Officer ​European Grid Infrastructure Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
Media Journalist ​The Royal Society​ ​ 2011, 2012
Moderator & Researcher ​Gallomanor Communications ​ ​ 2010 – 2013
Sci-comm Workshop Writer​ ​Mekong River Commission Oct - Nov 2009
Essay Teacher Regents Hall Academy 2007 - 2008

Television
Development Researcher STV Productions ​Oct - Nov 2014
Big Screen Shooting Researcher At-Bristol ​Sept – Nov 2013
Factual Researcher 360Production ​ Jul – Nov 2013
Learning Zone Researcher ​BBC Learning Feb - Dec 2012
Wildlife Web Researcher ​ITV Factual​ Jun 2010 – Mar 2011

OTHER SKILLS & TRAINING


Multimedia Production
● Proficient in shooting video, audiovisual editing, 2D and 3D animation, 3D modelling, creating
interactive animations and applications eg. ​Nowhere is safe
● Programs include Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop,
Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Unity, 3DS Max, Slicer

Editorial
● Managing editorial process from end to end, commissioning and overseeing science writers,
approving story ideas and final drafts for print and online, writing science articles

Social Media & Online


● Managing social media channels for varied user communities at the BBC, ITV, EGI.eu, Science
for Environment Policy, and Progress Educational Trust

Public Engagement, Presentation


● Representing companies including the BBC and EGI.eu at major conferences such as Big Bang
Fair (UK), European Geosciences Union 2014
● Leading science communication workshops at Labster, Mekong River Commission

Science & Creativity


● Finding and researching top science stories and topics. Top knowledge of non-specialist
audiences, pitching technical information in highly creative and original formats for TV / online
● Overseeing science scripts, writing presenter’s notes and programme pitches
● Shooting video and recording sound, post-production editing for videos and podcasts
○ E.g. ​Bacteria Light Lab​, ​The Romantic Disease​, ​Narratives in Science

BBC Courses
● TV Programme Making From End to End, Production Research (​full production process​)
● Creative Hotshots (​writing TV pitches​), Writing Web Content (​copywriting for webpages​)
● Advanced Internet Research (​finding contributors​), Working with Children, Safeguarding Trust

Volunteering
● Science communicator at Southwest Science Learning Centre (At-Bristol) and outreach schemes
● Building websites – ​www.scientart.com - contains own writing and media
● Awarded grant to attend ​Erice International School of Science Journalism​ 2015

EDUCATION
2017 - 2018 University of Glasgow MSc Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy
2008 - 2009 ​Imperial College London ​MSc Science Media Production
2003- 2006 ​Pembroke College, University of Oxford MA Biological Sciences
1997 – 2001 ​Haybridge High School & Sixth Form ​4 A-levels, 11 GCSEs

References are available on request