Senior Editor

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Oct 05, 2018
Nov 04, 2018
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation



Your new role:

Are you passionate about research to ensure a sustainable Earth?  If so, we may have the perfect job for you.  We are looking for Scientific Editors to join the launch team of an exciting new Cell Press journal aiming to publish the most significant  research across the natural, social and applied sciences in the context of environmental change and global sustainability. This includes research into  the rates and scale of environmental change, the management of resources in a finite world, and transformative solutions to ensure societal and environmental well-being.

Successful candidates will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to help shape and launch the journal. Responsibilities will include assessing submitted research papers, making editorial recommendations, and overseeing the peer review process; commissioning, and shaping review- and commentary-type content; traveling to scientific conferences, and developing strong ties with the relevant research community; organizing scientific conferences; and contributing to Cell Press’s growth and innovation projects.

Some of the key attributes that we are looking for in the ideal candidate are

(1) A Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline including, but not limited to; climate science and policy, agronomy, biogeochemistry, socio-economics, sustainable development, urban science, and biodiversity and conservation.
(2) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
(3) Broad scientific interest in science and publishing
(4) Critical thinking and the willingness to learn and absorb new areas of research
(5) The ability to successfully work independently and in diverse teams

This is a full-time in-house editorial position. Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment. Applications will be held in the strictest confidence and will be considered on a rolling basis October 26, 2018.


 To apply, please submit:
- a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
- a selection of 6-8 recently published articles that you feel capture the broad range of environmental change and sustainability research (provide the full reference and link to the article, and give a brief rationale for your choice).
- a brief discussion (<500 words) on what you consider to be the most pressing research questions in the field of environmental change and sustainability research.

This is a full-time editorial position.  Our preference is for a candidate based at the Cell Press headquarter in Cambridge, MA.  However, we are also open to candidates who would be located in our London or Beijing office.

What we offer:

Cell Press offers an attractive salary and benefits package and a stimulating working environment that encourages innovation. Applications will be held in the strictest of confidence. 


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