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Chief Editor (Locum), Nature Reviews Rheumatology
Nature Reviews Rheumatology has a vacancy for a Chief Editor (Locum – maternity cover) for a period of at least 6 months.
Nature Reviews Rheumatology (http://www.nature.com/nrrheum) publishes reviews and commentaries relating to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal, arthritic and connective tissue disorders. Basic, translational and clinical aspects of rheumatic disorders are considered, including discussions of genetics, epidemiology, imaging, drug treatments, autoimmunity and inflammation. The Chief Editor is responsible for leading a skilled and enthusiastic editorial team and for developing the editorial content of the journal, both in print and online.
For this exciting role, the ideal candidate will have: a broad knowledge of rheumatology and immunology; excellent literary and verbal communication skills; a commitment to the communication of scientific ideas; outstanding leadership qualities; commercial awareness; an understanding of the demands of publishing deadlines; and a positive attitude to change. He or she should have a PhD (or equivalent editorial experience), a strong research background and previous editorial experience. Experience with line management would be beneficial.
The ideal candidate will also have innovative and creative ideas for the future development of the journal.
A key aspect of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending international conferences. The successful candidate must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing, be prepared to travel and have excellent interpersonal skills.
The position will be based in the London office of Springer Nature. The terms and conditions are competitive, reflecting the importance and responsibilities of the role.
Applications should include the following:
1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectation.
2. A CV detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position.
3. A short (no more than 1,000 words) statement that details your vision for the journal, discussing the key priorities for the journal for the year and key challenges to be expected.
4. Five ideas for reviews for the journal, including a proposed title, scope and suggested author to invite.
Closing date: 5 February 2018
If you are an internal candidate please inform your line manager of your application.