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Exclusive Senior Editor, Biology


Competitive + Benefits

Our client, a leading and growing not-for-profit STM Open Access journal publisher, is looking for a Senior Editor to build upon the success of their Biology journal’s front section. This is an exciting opportunity to strategically lead the journal’s front section, overseeing pipeline of non-research content, with key input into setting the journal’s agenda and editorial voice.

Industry  Open Access Scholarly Publishing STEM


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the Front Section Senior Editor will be responsible for commissioning, assessing and developmentally editing short and long-form content that strategically helps the journal grow into new communities and addresses the most timely and significant issues in the life sciences.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying, commissioning and developmentally editing front section collections and stand-alone content of strategic importance
  • Assessing direct submissions to the front section
  • Managing the peer-review of front section content
  • Overseeing the front section pipeline, ensuring a consistent output, with a dotted line to the rest of the editorial team
  • Contributing to writing editorials, blog posts and other related materials
  • Engaging in social media conversations around the content, increasing its reach and impact
  • Traveling to conferences and scientific institutions to represent the journal and to recruit high-quality submissions to the journal.

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in the life sciences and several years’ experience working in life sciences / biomedical journals or similar, commissioning, assessing and developmentally editing front section or reviews for scholarly communication in the life sciences. A passion for science, scientific communication and Open Access is a must, as is a comfort working in a fast-paced collaborative environment and a flexibility to take on new challenges and deliver against firm deadlines. There is also a requirement in the role to have the availability to travel and meet scientists worldwide.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, strong benefits and the chance to work in an innovative, mission driven and truly collaborative environment.

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 634. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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