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Associate or Senior News & Views Editor (Physics)

Springer Nature is looking to recruit an Associate or Senior News & Views Editor (Physics)

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 17 May 2021
  • United Kingdom | Nature Research
  • Date posted: 29 Apr 2021
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 

Location: London, Berlin or New York.

News & Views is a highly popular section of Nature that publishes timely, readable and authoritative articles about the latest developments in science, written by specialists for non-specialists. This post involves working as part of a multidisciplinary team of editors to commission and edit News & Views articles about physics and the Earth sciences, working to tight deadlines.

The following qualifications and skills are essential

  • A higher degree (master degree or PhD) in an area of physics.
  • Research experience.
  • Excellent organizational ability and written communication skills.
  • A critical and lively interest in science in general.

Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrably strong interest in the communication of science. Editing experience is advantageous, but not essential if candidates can otherwise demonstrate a flair for writing and communication of complex ideas.

The main responsibilities are

  • Commissioning News & Views articles, which requires an understanding of what constitutes a breakthrough suitable for bringing to the attention of Nature’s readers.
  • Editing News & Views pieces, which requires awareness of the demands of non-specialist readers, developmental editing skills and tact in dealing with authors.
  • Contributing to ongoing ‘housekeeping’ tasks for the section, e.g. maintaining documents to keep track of commissioning/editing status of articles, attending meetings concerning News & Views, collating metadata, contributing to social media.
  • Dealing with unsolicited contributions and/or complaints promptly and courteously.
  • Making and maintaining connections with the relevant manuscript editors at Nature, and with external advisors.
  • Editing other content for Nature in support of the magazine’s goals, if required.

To apply for the position, please upload a copy of your CV and a covering letter, including your salary expectations. 

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