[Job] Society of Biologists vacancy, Assistant Editor, 4/5ths of ??25k, clos 12 June #scicomm jobs

One which came via the mailing list for the Association of British Science Writers. 

Google for – ABSW jobs – to view their jobs resource, which I think is open to non-members. 

Begin forwarded message:

From: ABSW
Date: 2 June 2010 14:54:45 GMT+01:00
To: absw-l
Subject: Job: Assistant Editor

The Society of Biology are looking for an Assistant Editor for its
two key publications, The Biologist and the Journal of Biological
Education (JBE). Working with our volunteer Editors of both journals
and their respective Editorial Boards to ensure that the Society makes
the most of its publishing capability, and is consistent and effective
with the way the journals are delivered.

Contract: 4 days a week

Hours: Full-time

Salary: ??25,000 pro rata

Key responsibilities:

1. Acting as the main contact for both publications with regard to the publishing company, editorial staff, authors, potential authors, the two Editors and the two Editorial Boards; co-ordinating activity and checking on progress of each publication; administering the peer review systems; seeing all proofs and ensuring timely delivery; working with the Director to develop the current publications and expanding portfolio

2. Research and write feature articles and interviews for The Biologist; gathering relevant material for the Society news and branch pages of The Biologist

3. Co-ordinating the book review process; sending out sample copies and pdf???s on request; sending thank-you letters and offprints to authors

4. Uploading each issue to the Society???s website

5. Servicing the Editorial Board / Publications Committee, including organising and running the meetings

6. Overseeing the expansion of the SB???s image library

7. Responsible for the main administrative duties of the magazine

8. Carrying out such other duties as may be required from time to time

Person Specification:


??? Degree or equivalent ??? essential. The qualification does not need to be in a biological science, however an interest in science is required.


??? At least 2 years??? experience in a publishing environment ??? essential

??? At least 2 years??? journalistic experience – desirable


??? First-class writing and interviewing skills

??? Able to communicate with people at all levels

??? Excellent eye for detail

??? Highly computer literate

??? Excellent at working under pressure and to tight deadlines

??? A good eye for design and layout

To apply, please send your cv and covering letter to jonkudlick //at// societyofbiology.org by 5pm Monday 12 June.


Jon Kudlick

Society of Biology
jonkudlick //at// societyofbiology.org

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