Full job posting here: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=671921

Job title: Associate or Senior Editor (Ecology/Sustainability)

Department: Nature Communications

Location: London/New York/Berlin/Shanghai

Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate 
your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers 
outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of 
these questions, you could be the person we’re looking for to join the 
editorial team of Nature Communications.

Nature Communications is the world’s leading multidisciplinary Open Access 
journal, publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. To 
help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking an ecologist who 
has a critical eye, a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond, 
and who can think on their feet.

To be considered for the position, you will have:

A PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to ecology and significant research 
experience. Candidates with expertise in conservation ecology or sustainability 
are particularly encouraged to apply.

Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant 
editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered 
for a Senior Editor position.

A thorough understanding of recent trends and developments in the field is 

A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to 
demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within 
and beyond your speciality.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English 
(written and spoken).

The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of 
research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline.

Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and 
their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for 
in the papers we seek to publish.

The successful candidates will report to a team manager in the life sciences, 
and play an important role in determining the representation of their subject 
in the journal. They will handle original research papers, and work closely 
with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including 
manuscript selection and overseeing peer review. The ability to recommend 
well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of 
expert advice is crucial. They will liaise extensively with editors at other 
journals in the Nature family and experts in the international scientific 

The position is available on a full-time, permanent basis and may be located 
either in our New York, London, Shanghai or Berlin office.

Applicants should include a CV, a covering letter explaining their interest in 
the post and their preferred office of employment, and a Research Highlight in 
the style of Nature Cell Biology (of around 300 words) on a recent ecology 
paper from the literature.

Closing date: 27th January 2019

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