Chief Editor, Nature Geoscience: London
Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit a Chief Editor for Nature Geoscience.
Nature Geoscience is a prestigious journal covering all areas of research in Earth and planetary sciences. Understanding the Earth’s history and its future evolution is becoming ever more important as the human influence on climate and landscapes, the oceans and the atmosphere expands. Nature Geoscience brings together top-quality research, encompassing field work, modelling and theoretical studies, and also reflects important developments through the publication of Review Articles, Comment, News and Views, and Research Highlights. For more information about the journal, see http://www.nature.com/ngeo.
The journal’s commitment to publishing significant, high-quality research in the Earth Sciences is ensured through a fair, rapid and rigorous peer review process that is overseen by a team of full-time professional editors. The Chief Editor is responsible for leading this skilled and enthusiastic team, and for developing the editorial content of the journal.
This is a demanding and extremely stimulating role, which calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The ideal candidate will have intellectual vision, strong leadership qualities, and be able to demonstrate commercial awareness.
A key aspect of the job is interacting with the scientific community and attending international conferences. The successful candidate must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing, be prepared to travel, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
Applicants must have a PhD, and preferably postdoctoral experience, and a strong track record in Earth or planetary science research. Previous editorial and/or managerial experience is an additional advantage.
The position will be based in Springer Nature’s office in London, working within a dynamic editorial and publishing environment that also includes Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy and Nature Sustainability.
Applicants should send
a statement (1,500 words maximum) that encapsulates their vision for further development of the journal and its content;
and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations.
The closing date for applications is 3rd January 2020