Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor
Department: Nature Reviews Disease Primers
Nature Reviews Disease Primers (http://www.nature.com/nrdp) publishes commissioned overview articles—called Primers—each covering a disease or disorder. The Primers provide an authoritative, global perspective for the benefit of biomedical scientists, putting current clinical and translational challenges into context, and complement the more-focused, specialized articles that are published the other Nature Reviews titles.
The Associate/Senior Editor’s role is busy and varied. You will work closely with the in-house journal team, and liaise directly with their internationally renowned contributors, requiring a proactive approach and excellent organizational skills. Key tasks include commissioning, editing manuscripts and organizing peer review, and writing editorial content, including the illustrated summary posters (PrimeViews; http://www.nature.com/nrdp/primeviews). The successful candidate will be instrumental in expanding the journal’s links within the research and clinical communities, and will need to keep abreast of the literature across a range of subject areas. The job is based in our modern London offices, but travel to conferences will be required.
Preference will be given to candidates with a biomedical science degree to PhD level; a demonstrable ability to edit text for sense, clarity, factual correctness and language; and experience that indicates a proactive approach and excellent organizational skills. Although all candidates will be considered, preference will be given to those with previous editorial experience and/or a background in any of the following subject areas: rheumatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and hepatology. A broad interest in science, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to absorb new areas of research are essential. Training will be provided, but previous editorial experience will be an advantage.
Applications should include the following:
1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectation.
2. A CV detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that you feel demonstrates your suitability for the position.
3. A list of 5 topics to cover in the journal. Provide a brief rationale for your choice and list the possible authors you would invite for each Primer.
Closing date for applications: 31st May 2019
Please note we will be reviewing candidate applications as they are submitted and so would encourage you to apply as early as possible.