Associate/Senior Editor – Nature Reviews Earth and Environment
Location: London / UK
Nature Research, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit an Associate or Senior Editor to cover the Solid Earth sciences for Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, a new journal that will launch in 2020.
Nature Reviews Earth & Environment will join our highly influential family of Nature Reviews journals, renowned for their editorial quality and supported by best-in-class artwork. The journal will join the growing portfolio of reviews titles in the physical sciences, which includes Nature Reviews Materials, Nature Reviews Chemistry and Nature Reviews Physics. In addition, the title will complement other titles in the Nature family, specifically Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change and Nature Sustainability. Our aim in launching Nature Reviews Earth & Environment is to provide the broad scientific community with high-quality, critical reviews of the latest, most important findings in all areas of earth and environmental sciences.
As part of this exciting new publishing venture, we are recruiting an Associate or Senior Editor for Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills, the ability to absorb new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science are all required. Applicants should be dynamic, outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences — willingness to travel is essential.
Working closely with the Chief Editor, the editors will commission articles, edit manuscripts, organise peer review, write for the journal, and develop the journal’s website. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a core aspect of solid Earth science (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, seismology, volcanology, or similar), a broad interest in Earth and environmental science, and ideally relevant postdoctoral research experience. Previous editorial experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.
The position will be based in the London office of Springer Nature, and the terms and conditions are competitive, reflecting the importance and responsibilities of the role.
Applicants should send:
A CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations.
A ‘Research Highlight’ style piece (up to 400 words) on a recent paper from the scientific literature.
10 ideas for review topics plus potential appropriate authors and a brief rationale for the choice of topic and authors.
Closing Date: 15th July 2019