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Features Editor, Physics World (Maternity Cover)

IOP Publishing is looking to recruit a Features Editor to join the Physics World journalism team

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 26 Oct 2020
  • United Kingdom | IOP Publishing
  • Date posted: 30 Sep 2020
  • Job type: Science administration & media
  • Discipline: Education & communications 

We are looking for a Features Editor to join the Physics World journalism team on a fixed-term basis for 12 months to cover a period of maternity. This is an excellent opportunity to take the next step in your publishing career, using your enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to contribute to the success and growth of the world’s leading physics magazine.

Job profile

As a Features Editor you will be responsible for Physics World’s programme of must-read, long-form articles covering the whole breadth of physics. This will involve devising, commissioning and editing feature articles written by high-profile academics, industry leaders and specialist freelance writers, managing the entire process from initial idea to final publication in print and online.

About you

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:


  • Degree in physics or related discipline, preferably to PhD level.
  • Science communication experience.

Skills and experience

  • Exemplary science writing and editing skills.
  • An ability to manage a complex workload to deadline and budget.
  • Creativity to devise great article ideas.
  • A demonstrable interest in all areas of physics and its applications.
  • An ability to communicate and work well with external contributors.

About the benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including cycle to work and gym membership. We also have a subsidized café, which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch.

Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events.

To apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing.

About us

IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of ebooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximize the impact of the research that we publish.

IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field.


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