Blog Editor – Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Methods in Ecology and Evolution are looking for a new Editor to help run their highly successful blog.

Methods in Ecology and Evolution is a high-profile broad-scope journal publishing high-impact papers that promote the development of new methods in ecology and evolution, and facilitates their dissemination and uptake by the research community. The journal has excellent citation metrics including a current Impact Factor of 7.09.

We are looking for an Editor to help run our highly successful blog. The Methods.blog is an excellent vehicle to engage a wider readership with our published content. It acts as a platform for discussing topics of more general interest to our readers and scientists in general.

The Blog Editor will be responsible for commissioning and/or writing content for the Methods.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 Editor to be responsible for 2-3 posts per month. In the rare cases where there might be disagreement regarding content, all final editorial decisions will rest with the Editorial Office.

Throughout 2020, the Blog Editor will be responsible for commissioning content to celebrate the journal’s 10th anniversary. The specific details of this content will be discussed with the Editorial Board and Editorial Office before the end of 2019.

We are open to appointing more than one Blog Editor to share the workload. 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 new methods in ecology and evolution. Experience with podcasting and video editing is preferred, but not required. We welcome applicants from any career stage. This is a remote working position and applicants from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.

For more information please see the full job description below or contact the Assistant Editor for Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Chris Grieves. To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter briefly detailing why you are interested, any relevant experience you may have and your ideas for celebrating the journal’s 10th anniversary on the blog to coordinator@methodsinecologyandevolution.org by Friday 27 September.

Methods in Ecology and Evolution 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.

We are committed to promoting a community of ecologists which is as diverse as possible. To help monitor our progress we would be grateful if you could complete this short, anonymous equality and diversity monitoring form. The BES acknowledges that this information is of a confidential nature; it will remain confidential and will only be used to produce anonymised statistics on equality and diversity. (Completing the form is not a requirement for your application for this role – it is entirely voluntary.)