Name: Claire Ainsworth
Job: Science journalist
Source: the Node [original post from June 2011]
If I could only give one bit of advice, it would be this: if you want to get into science journalism, just do it. Take every opportunity you can—blogging, writing competitions, student newspapers or radio, writing for trade or academic publications, working as an intern—to flex your writing muscles and build a portfolio of examples to show prospective employers. Plenty of people say they want to be science journalists, but far fewer demonstrate the initiative and nous required to make it happen.