Looking for an economics editor to join Nature

Are you an economist looking for an editorial career?Nature is hiring!


Do you love science but feel that a research career is no longer enough to sate your desire to learn more about the world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is ‘yes’, you could be the person we’re looking for to join the editorial team of Nature.

Nature, the international weekly journal of science, seeks to appoint an editor specializing in Environmental/Energy Economics to further our aim to publish the world’s best original research linking social sciences – including economics – to the physical and biological processes important to society. Central to this role will be determining how economics-based research is represented in our pages, particularly as it applies in the spheres of environmental, climate, ecological and energy sciences. This will be achieved through the solicitation, selection and preparation of manuscripts for publication, and by interacting closely with the relevant research communities. This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position, and calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science.

To be considered for the position, you will have:

  • A research background (to PhD-level or above) in economics and economic policy, particular as it applies to one or more of environmental, climate, ecological or energy sciences.
  • Interest and experience in using panel and cross-sectional data to test economic theory and quantify interactions among economic, political, social, and environmental systems.
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in research, both within and beyond your speciality.
  • The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Be eager to travel and meet researchers worldwide, learn more about them and their work, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Physical Sciences Editor, but work closely with editorial colleagues from across the Nature teams – they will be expected to play an important role in determining the representation of economics- and policy-relevant research in the journal as a whole. They will handle original research papers and review material. The ability to offer 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 research community. 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.

The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, and will ideally be located in our London office, although requests for possible placement in one of the other Nature editorial offices (New York, Washington DC, Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo or Sydney) will be considered.

Please apply by sending your CV, covering letter (including your class of degree, a brief account of your research and other relevant experience, and details of your current salary) and a concise discussion of some recent relevant economic developments which you have found particularly exciting (explaining why).

CLOSING DATE: 4th October 2019

For more information, please see the job posting here: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job/associate-or-senior-editor-economics-nature-springer-nature-705325

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Mary Elizabeth Sutherland

Senior Editor, Nature Human Behaviour

computational social science, social science, social psychology, cognitive psychology, social and affective neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience

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