[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate/Senior Editor (Geoscience) Nature Publishing Group

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Oct 8 11:16:16 MDT 2015

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Senior Editor
Location: London
Closing Date: 28/10/2015
Salary Range: Salary dependent on skills and experience

Nature Publishing Group

Assistant/Associate/Senior Editor (Geoscience)

Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to
sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you find
yourself reading papers outside your chosen area of research?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, you could be the
person we’re looking for to join the editorial team of Nature
Communications in either our London, New York or Shanghai office.

Nature Communications is the world’s leading multidisciplinary Open Access
journal, publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences.
To help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking a
geoscientist who has a critical eye, a deep understanding of their subject
and interests beyond, and who can think on their feet.

To be considered for the position, you will have:

·         A PhD (or equivalent) in geoscience. This could include, but is
not limited to, mineralogy and petrology, geophysics, geochemistry, or
volcanology. Some postdoctoral research experience is preferred. A thorough
understanding of the fundamentals of the subject is essential.

·         A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be
able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research,
both within and beyond your speciality.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in
English (written and spoken).

·         The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and
implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of
this discipline.

·         Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more
about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what
we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.

The successful candidate will report to one of our Team Managers in the
Physical Sciences, and play an important role in determining the
representation of their subject in the journal. They will handle original
research papers, and work closely with other editors on all aspects of the
editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer
review. The ability to recommend well-reasoned editorial decisions on
submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice is crucial. They will
liaise extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and
with our Editorial Advisory Panel, and other experts in the international
scientific community. Editorial experience is not required, although
applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply
and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions.

This role is located in either our London, Shanghai or New York office. All
applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the
respective country to be considered for the position. The position is
offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Applicants should include a CV, a covering letter explaining their interest
in the post and a concise discussion of recent scientific developments that
you have found particularly exciting (stating why). Please apply using the
link below.

Closing date: 28th October 2015


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