Associate or Senior Editor (Nature Climate Change)

Nature Research
London or New York, Various
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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Climate Change: London or New York

Nature Climate Change is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing high-quality research related to all aspects of climate change. The journal’s scope includes both the natural and social sciences

We now have an opening to join our team as an Associate or Senior Editor. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape the climate impacts, adaptation and global environmental change content of the journal (loosely corresponding to the IPCC WG2 topic coverage). The candidate must have a PhD, and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong research record in an area of environmental science — for example, ecology, biogeochemistry, agriculture, or land use. Editorial experience would be beneficial, but is not required

Our professional editors make the final decision on what we publish. The successful applicant will play an important role in determining the representation of the impacts of climate change, as well as interdisciplinary work touching upon these areas, in the journal. They will work closely with the other editors on the on-going development of Nature Climate Change and all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, commissioning and editing of Comments, Perspectives, Reviews and News & Views, and writing for the journal. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the academic community through institutional visits and international conferences, as well as engaging with stakeholders

This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent writing skills, the ability to absorb new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of research are prerequisites. The successful candidate must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills. The salary and benefits will be competitive, reflecting the critical importance and responsibilities of this position

The position will ideally be based in our London or New York office. Nature Climate Change is part of a dynamic editorial and publishing environment that includes Nature, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Sustainability, Nature Geoscience, and the forthcoming Nature Food and Nature Reviews Earth & Environment (launching 2020).

Applicants must provide a CV (including their class of degree and a brief account of their research and other relevant experience); a Research Highlight (200 words or less) on a recent paper from the climate change literature; a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the post and their salary expectations; and an outline for a special issue of Nature Climate Change, featuring 3-4 commissioned review or opinion pieces with suggested authors.

Applications close 13 March 2019

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