As you may have spotted, we’ve just posted a job ad for community manager for the Node. That is currently my job, but I will be leaving at the end of February, so there will be a vacancy.
I’ve had this job since the Node launched, and even before then! I’ve had a great time setting up the site, meeting so many scientists around the world, and seeing the Node grow from nothing to a well-visited resource for the developmental biology community. You’ve all been great to work with, but now it’s time for me to move on, and for someone else to take over. Have a look at the job ad and apply if you’re interested. The office is based in Cambridge, UK. We… erm, I mean THEY are actually moving to a nice new office in a few months, too. The company publishes five journals, so you’ll learn a lot about publishing while you’re here as well.
For everyone else, to make it easier on the next community manager and in the transition phase, please remember that you do not need to ask for permission to post on the Node. If your account is approved, you can post. I’ve personally been okay with reading over some posts for grammar and spelling if you’ve asked me to, but this is really not necessary. The concept of the Node is such that you can share news without editorial input. Take advantage of your freedom to post!
My new job will be in London, and still in the scientific publishing-adjacent field, so I’m not going far, but I won’t be involved with the Node anymore. If you’d like to stay in touch with me, and find out what I’m doing next, your best bet is to find me on Twitter as @easternblot.