Earthzine is recruiting a motivated individual with interest in environmental issues to serve as Science Editor to support the development of its technical content. Earthzine is an on-line publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a contribution to the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and an official capacity building task for the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).
The primary responsibilities of the Science Editor are to work with the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor, Managing Editor, Content Manager, Associate Editors and other volunteers to review and edit technical articles, produce content, correspond with authors and promote the site. The position requires telecommuting approximately 20 hours per week. Collaboration is primarily via electronic communication.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any natural, social, or technical discipline, including English or Journalism, with experience in scientific/technical editing is required. Also required is excellent English written communication with demonstrated ability to understand and express complex scientific and technical concepts. Technical editing skills with a keen eye for accuracy, quality and presentation are key. Further information about job requirements and responsibilities are available in the Position Description for Science Editor (PDF).
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Paul Mogan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until October 22, 2010 or until the position is filled.