Associate/Senior Editors - Nature Reviews Earth
and Environment

Location: London / UK

Nature Research, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit two Associate or Senior Editors for Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, a new journal that will launch in 2020.

Nature Reviews Earth and Environment will join our highly influential family of Nature Reviews journals, renowned for their editorial quality and supported by best-in-class artwork. The journal will join the growing portfolio of reviews titles in the physical sciences, which includes Nature Reviews Materials, Nature Reviews Chemistry and Nature Reviews Physics. In addition, the tile will complement other titles in the Nature family, specifically Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change and Nature Sustainability. Our aim in launching Nature Reviews Earth and Environment is to provide the broad scientific community with high-quality, critical reviews of the latest, most important findings in all areas of earth and environmental sciences.

As part of this exciting new publishing venture, we are now recruiting two Associate or Senior Editors for Nature Reviews Earth and Environment. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills, the ability to absorb new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science are all required. Candidates with expertise in geology or biogeochemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be dynamic, outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences - willingness to travel is essential.

Working closely with the Chief Editor, the editors will commission articles, edit manuscripts, organise peer review, write for the journal, and develop the journal's website. The ideal candidates will have a PhD in a core aspect of earth or environmental science and ideally relevant postdoctoral research experience. Previous editorial experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The position will be based in the London office of Springer Nature, and the terms and conditions are competitive, reflecting the importance and responsibilities of the role.

Applicants should send:

  • A CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations.
  • A 'Research Highlight' style piece (up to 400 words) on a recent paper from the scientific literature.
  • 10 ideas for review topics plus potential appropriate authors and a brief rationale for the choice of topic and authors.

Closing Date: 19th November 2018

published: 31 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.