Job Title: News Editor, Europe – Nature
Location: London, UK
Nature, the world’s most authoritative science journal, seeks a news editor to commission and edit stories about milestone research discoveries, science policy and the scientific community, with a focus on Europe.
The news editor will be part of a team of award-winning journalists that produce compelling news and features for Nature’s digital and print editions.
You will have a keen news sense and excellent interpersonal skills. You will be passionate about science and have an understanding of the concerns and interests of Nature’s audience of working scientists. You will also be passionate about the craft of journalism, from the power of punchy headlines and story leads to the need for fact checks.
We seek an individual with significant experience in science journalism, either as a reporter or editor, or both.
Commission, edit and publish a stream of enterprising, analytical stories, ranging from rapid news to investigative journalism;
Maintain broad knowledge of big issues in science, science policy, the scientific community and global current affairs;
Write compelling digital headlines, standfirsts and captions to ensure articles have maximum reach and impact;
Assist the Bureau Chief, Europe, in supervising or directly managing reporters in Europe;
Work closely with journalists in the Americas and Asia Pacific, and on the features team;
Work with subediting, art and multimedia teams to make stories sing;
Work with digital tools to edit and publish stories;
Report and write accurate, compelling news as necessary;
Experience, skills and qualifications
Enthusiasm for, and basic fluency in, an array of science topics; good understanding of the interests and concerns of working scientists;
Fast and accurate writer and editor, able to synthesise complex ideas and topics;
Ability to work to tight deadlines;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Command of journalistic values and best practices;
At least three years‘ experience in science journalism;
University degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.
To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter and three clips of your work.
Closing date: 5th May 2019 (candidates will be considered as they apply, therefore early applications are encouraged)