Preprint Community Manager (Life Sciences)
Based in Cambridge, UK
The Company of Biologists (biologists.com) is launching a new preprint highlighting service for the biological community. We are looking for the right person to help us build and evolve this new service.
Joining an experienced and successful publishing team, this is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated team builder to take a step into publishing. Offered initially as a three-year appointment, we expect the role to evolve in new and interesting ways.
Applicants will have relevant research experience, ideally a PhD in a field relevant to one or more of the Company’s journals. They should have a good understanding of the needs of scientists and the growing impact of preprints as well as a demonstrated interest in science communication and experience with social media.
Core responsibilities include:
• building and maintaining a team of community contributors
• developing a good content strategy around preprint selection and commenting
• smooth running of the preprint highlighting service
• growing an active social media presence
• identifying opportunities that allow us to evolve this community service
Essential requirements for the job are a broad understanding of science and the scientific community, excellent communication and team-building skills, plus confidence in networking and managing relationships. The successful candidate will have a diplomatic style, enthusiasm, judgement and integrity. This position has an attractive salary and benefits and represents a unique career opportunity within a highly successful not-for-profit publisher. The role is based in our attractive modern offices on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK.
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.
To apply, please send your CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a covering letter that states your current salary, summarises your relevant experience and explains why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity. You must be able to demonstrate your entitlement to work in the UK.
Applications should be made as soon as possible and by 8th January 2018. Late applications may be considered.