[Job] Nature, Associate Editors (x2) – Nature Climate Change, ????, clos 10 Sep #scicomm jobs

Found on the Royal Meteorological Society’s vacancies page.

Associate Editors Nature Climate Change

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Are you passionate about evaluating and communicating climate research? Are you interested in joining a dynamic team of editors to take on the challenge of launching the world???s premier climate research journal?

Nature Climate Change is looking for two Associate Editors to join its London-based team. The international monthly journal, which launches in April 2011, aims to be the world???s leading journal on the impacts and implications of global climate change for society, policy, the economy and the world at large.

Nature Climate Change will publish original research across the natural and social sciences and will strive to forge and synthesize interdisciplinary research. In addition to publishing the very best in climate research, Nature Climate Change will provide a platform for opinion and analysis from leading academics, as well as original investigative reporting from renowned science journalists.  

We require two Associate Editors ??? one with expertise in physical climate science and one with expertise in social science research ??? to develop, launch and establish Nature Climate Change as the essential publication covering research on the Earth’s changing climate. These roles will primarily involve evaluating original research articles for suitability for publication in Nature Climate Change. The roles will also involve writing content for the journal, commissioning and editing content from academics, liaising with the academic community and developing fruitful relations with authors.

The ideal candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in a climate-related discipline and have demonstrable research achievements. Although postdoctoral experience is preferred (not required), emphasis will be placed on broadly trained applicants with knowledge of the wider research community. These are demanding and extremely stimulating roles, which call for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The successful candidates will therefore be dynamic, motivated and outgoing, and must possess excellent time management, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Closing date: Friday 10th September 2010 Application is by CV and covering letter detailing your salary expectations as well as explaining your interest in the post to the Chief Editor, Dr Olive Heffernan at o.heffernan //at// nature.com . Please quote reference number NPG 034/10 in the subject header.

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