Blog Editor – Functional Ecology

Functional Ecology is a high-profile broad-scope journal publishing high-impact papers that enable a mechanistic understanding of ecological pattern and process from the organismic to the ecosystem scale. The journal has excellent citation metrics including a current Impact Factor of 5.49.

We are looking for an Associate Editor for our growing blog Functional Ecologists. A blog is a great way to ensure an even wider readership for our fantastic content, as well as a platform for discussing topics of more general interest to our readership and ecologists in general.

The Blog Editor will be responsible for commissioning content for the Functional Ecology blog and will work closely with the rest of the Journal’s editorial board and editorial office to determine regular content. We would expect the blog to publish 3 – 4 posts per month. In the rare cases where there is disagreement regarding content, all final Editorial decisions will rest with the Editorial Office.

We are open to appointing more than one blog editor to share the workload and in this situation we would ensure that the role of each person was clear from the outset.

The role is for an initial term of 1 year and unpaid, although benefits for the Journal’s Associate Editors will also be extended to the blog editor.

We are looking for a researcher passionate about communicating the science of functional ecology. We welcome applicants from any career stage.

For more information please contact the Assistant Editor for Functional Ecology Jennifer Meyer ( To apply please send a CV and a covering letter briefly detailing why you are interested, relevant experience you may have and your ideas for developing the blog by 1 May 2019.

Functional Ecology is a journal of the British Ecological Society. The BES values the benefits that diversity brings. We seek to create an inclusive culture and welcome applications from all sectors of society.