Associate or Senior Editor – Communications Materials
Are you passionate about science and looking for a career beyond the bench? If so, you may be the person we are seeking to help launch Communications Materials, an exciting new title in the Nature Research portfolio. Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and its family of sister journals, all dedicated to serving the scientific community through the dissemination of scientific discovery.
Communications Materials is a new, multidisciplinary, open-access materials science journal, launching in Fall 2019. Communications Materials provides a venue for work across the spectrum of materials science research and aims to inspire new connections across subjects, paving the way to exciting new discoveries. We are now looking for an Associate or Senior Editor to join our in-house professional editorial team. This role is ideal for someone who loves science but feels that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate their desire to learn more about the newest scientific discoveries, has a passion for advancing science and is seeking a creative and dynamic work environment. Applications are welcomed from candidates working in all areas of materials science.
In this role, you would:
Shape the representation of your field in the journal.
Commission and create content for the journal, website and social media.
Commit to providing the best in author service and peer review.
Engage in outreach to the scientific community.
Collaborate with your other team members to build the journal’s visibility and reputation.
You should have:
A PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field. Post-doctoral experience would be advantageous but not essential.
A genuine passion for materials science and the communication of science to the community.
The ability to be creative and innovative to improve current scientific communication practices and products.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from areas across the spectrum of materials science research.
An eagerness to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.
An interest in social media.
An ability to work in our London office. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.
Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor position.
Applicants should include a CV, a covering letter explaining their interest in the post, and a separate concise (400 words) discussion of recent scientific developments that they found particularly exciting (stating why). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Closing date: 30th August 2019
Candidates will be considered as they apply, therefore early applications are encouraged.