Technology Editor

Posted On: June 3, 2016

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Nature Publishing Group

Company Description

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:

Job Description

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

We are currently looking for a Technology Editor to edit and write features on biomedical technology, software tools and data science, for the audience of researchers and others who read Nature and The successful candidate for this role will have several years’ experience writing and editing scientific content and an interest in molecular biology concepts.

The role involves editing and writing Nature’s monthly Technology Features focused on cutting-edge advances in biomedical research, in addition to editing and writing monthly Toolbox features and Q&As and other secondary content on software tools for scientists
We are seeking a candidate familiar with publishing in a digital environment. Curating the Nature Toolbox web page will be a key responsibility.
Working with art and media editor teams to select/develop necessary accompanying graphics and relevant images will be required
The editor will need to stay abreast of technology trends in the biomedical sciences, and software/data trends for researchers, consulting with manuscript editors, members of the Nature magazine team, experts in digital tools at Springer Nature, and beyond

Experience, skills and qualifications:
Strong, demonstrated writing and editing background; a university degree in science or the equivalent preferred
Significant science journalism; demonstrated ability to deftly edit complex scientific material to high journalistic standards in easy-to-understand yet sophisticated terms for non-specialist scientist audiences; ability to work to tight deadlines
Comfort in grasping and clearly articulating complex molecular biology concepts;
An interest in software tools and the challenges faced by working scientists in the pursuit of their careers and navigating their day-to-day jobs
Strong writing and editing skills
Ability to research and generate a regular supply of original feature articles in the subject areas, then commission and effectively work with a roster of freelance writers, bringing their copy to high sheen
High attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently, effectively and collegially with others across varied teams

Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the country they wish to work in. The level of appointment will be commensurate with experience.

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