[ASC-list] Job Opening: Senior Editor at Nature Index, Springer Nature

Smriti Mallapaty smriti.mallapaty at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 09:44:26 UTC 2017

Nature Research is looking for a Senior Editor to join the Nature Index
team. See job description and link to application below.

*Key Selling Points:*

   - Join a global company and leader in publishing
   - Supportive management and a collegiate environment
   - Full-time, permanent position, with competitive salary


Oversee the creation of data-driven supplements and digital content about
research trends, developments, and policies for the Nature Index.

*Senior Editor*

*Nature Research *is publisher of the esteemed science journal* Nature.  *We
are seeking an* editor *to oversee the creation of data-driven supplements
and digital content about research trends, developments, and policies for
the* Nature Index.*

*The Nature Index *covers research in a unique way – with an emphasis on
quantifying the impact of scientific investigation. Many of the stories are
based on Nature’s proprietary database that tracks the publication of
papers across a broad range of scientific disciplines all over the world.
Nature Index provides a close to real-time indicator of high-quality
research output and collaboration at the institutional, national and
regional levels.

*The Role*

Based at Nature’s *Sydney, Australia* office, the *Senior Editor* will:

   - Serve as editor for high-profile Nature Index supplements to Nature,
   conceiving and commissioning visually strong, well reported, data-rich
   - Work with Nature Index data analysts to identify data-driven story
   - Oversee a digital news portal and social media accounts including
   frequent posts about research activities, funding and impact for
   Natureindex.com – commissioning and editing pieces from freelance and staff
   science writers, and reporting and writing stories
   - Manage the Nature Index Associate Editor and social media producer
   - Edit copy to tight, coherent and compelling narrative, identifying and
   resolving problems with structure, tone or language

*The ideal candidate will have:*

   - Strong, demonstrated experience writing and editing about higher
   education, science or other technical topics
   - A demonstrated ability to edit stories so that they are understandable
   by scientifically interested readers who are not specialists in the subject
   - A university degree in science, plus some knowledge of the research
   - Strong interest in developing ways to present information visually
   both in print and online and adeptness with social media platforms;
   - Ability to work collegially with staff, freelance writers, designers
   and proof-readers both in the office and in Nature locations around the
   - High attention to detail and accuracy
   - Experience using Excel

This is an exciting opportunity and we are keen to have someone commence as
soon as possible.  We will be *reviewing applications as we receive them* so
please apply now via our corporate website
your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and relevant
experience.  Please also include *two recent examples of your work* as a
science journalist.

*Applications close 11.55pm Monday 19th June*

*Link to Corporate Website: *
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