All members have the option to participate in our storytelling training program, which helps members become confident finding and pitching stories about complex science, writing about it in accessible language, and integrating edits to your work. The process involves several steps, including storytelling and writing exercises emailed weekly that include participation in the forum.
Regardless of whether you complete the Storytelling training, you can become certified. Once you’ve published two articles, two lab notes, and two peer comments, you are certified, and all subsequent articles you pitch, we accept, and we publish are paid according to our payment scale. You are welcome to skip straight to pitching, but we've found that members who complete the Storytelling exercises are better prepared to meet our standards. Typically the first article you pitch is a paper translation article, and the second is a more complex op-ed or narrative-style article.
Remember, after we accept a pitch, you go through a collaborative, transparent edit process with our editorial team to whip your pitch into an accessible article. Certification denotes that you have successfully mastered story pitching and writing a science narrative.
- Practical, online, interactive training in telling science stories
- Certificate in narrative science storytelling training upon the completion of your first two stories, lab notes, and peer comments
- Access to our members-only discussion forum
- Access to our members-only pitch forums to hone and shape story ideas for consideration on Massive and other partner publications
- Access to our members-only scicomm, media, and career resources library
- Access to audience metrics on Massive articles through our dashboard
- Invitations to members-only meet-ups, newsletters, office hours and Q&As with expert guests
- Opportunities to participate in exclusive scicomm and science media opportunities
- Request resume review, recommendations, and other career-oriented feedback from Massive staff and community