The Careers with STEM magazines are produced for a global audience by Refraction Media and are brilliant. Usually included in the magazine are posters, quizzes and links to a vast array of website content (such as videos). The goal is to help students discover the careers of the future.
Each year they deliver four magazines across each of the STEM disciplines, plus special editions, like Data Science, Engineering and Cybersecurity. As of November 2021, they’ve published 20 editions and distributed 1.3 million free magazines to students across the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
While 75% of future jobs will require STEM skills, just 16% of high-school graduates are enrolling in STEM degrees in Australia. Many of the careers of the future will combine STEM skills with other areas. This is the reason behind the fun articles called ‘STEM + X’. Like Technology + Fashion = 3D-printed clothes. Maths + Sport = footy statistician. To find your STEM + X career pathway and more, visit CareerswithSTEM.com.
With magazines published all year round and extensive web content, plus other bespoke projects, Refraction Media need an army of science writers they can rely on. Some of their writers are on staff and others are employed through contracts and commissions.
To produce these articles, Claire:
- Interviewed spokespeople. Their areas of expertise can be anything loosely related to STEM. Claire has spoken with graduates in their first jobs after high school and senior executives: engineers, coders, mathematicians, IT professionals, environmental scientists and everything in between.
- Read background information about the area of STEM or the application, for example, the organisations the spokespeople work for.
- Drafted articles considering the style and audience, including specific pieces of information requested by the Editor.
- Managed feedback and edits with the key spokespeople.
- Proofread and worked with the magazine editor.
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