Reviews Editor: biomedical and life sciences journals
Based in Cambridge, UK
Applications are sought for the role of Reviews Editor for The Company of Biologists’ journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. The role will be offered for an initial term of three years.
Joining a long-established and successful publishing company, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to our highly respected biomedical and life science journals. The role will initially focus on Disease Models & Mechanisms, a growing Open Access journal in the fast-moving field of translational research.
The front sections of the journals include commissioned reviews and poster articles, thought-provoking editorials and interviews with leaders in the field.
Applicants will have a PhD or MD in a relevant area. Post-doctoral and/or previous editorial experience is desirable, although we will provide full training. The successful candidate will work alongside an established publishing team in our Cambridge office.
Core responsibilities include:
• Commissioning, handling peer review and developmental editing of material for the front section of the journals.
• Travelling to international scientific conferences and research institutes, representing the journals, keeping abreast of the latest research and making contacts in the community.
• Spotting newsworthy articles, writing informative press releases and handling any media enquiries.
• Interviewing high-profile scientists.
• Contributing to our social media output.
• Creative involvement in the journals’ development and marketing activities.
Additional responsibilities may be provided for the right candidate.
Essential requirements for the job are enthusiasm, commitment, judgement and integrity. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills and confidence, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have a broad interest in science, the scientific community and publishing.
The position is full time and will be based in The Company of Biologists’ attractive modern offices on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK. It offers an attractive salary and benefits.
The Company of Biologists (biologists.com) exists to support biologists and inspire advances in biology. At the heart of what we do are our five specialist journals –Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open – two of them fully open access. All are edited by expert researchers in the field, and all articles are subjected to rigorous peer review. We take great pride in the experience of our editorial team and the quality of the work we publish. We believe that the profits from publishing the hard work of biologists should support scientific discovery and help develop future scientists. Our grants help support societies, meetings and individuals. Our workshops and meetings give the opportunity to network and collaborate.
Applicants should send a CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a covering letter that states their current salary and any limitations regards possible start date, and summarises their relevant experience and why they are enthusiastic about this opportunity.
Applicants should be eligible to work in the UK and should be able to travel internationally. Applications should be received by 20th March 2017.