One of our content editors, Dr. Skyskull, is stepping down this month after 18 months of service. He’s done such a fantastic job that we’ve decided to split his Editor-at-Large position into two jobs: Physical Sciences, covering Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science / Engineering, Geosciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences, covering Anthropology, Philosophy, Social Sciences, and Research / Scholarship.
Our volunteer content editors select 3 to 5 notable posts each week from their specialty area. These posts are highlighted on the Research Blogging front page, the News blog, and our Twitter feeds, and form the basis for my weekly Research Blogging column on Seed. Our past and present editors are listed on the Research Blogging About Page.
- An active blogger, registered on Research Blogging
- Expertise in field of specialty. We don’t require that our editors have PhDs, but the winning candidate will have demonstrated expertise via her or his blogging or other publication record.
- Enthusiasm for science blogging
- Excellent, succinct writing skills
- The ideal candidate will also have a presence on social networking sites like Twitter, FriendFeed, and FaceBook
If you’re interested in the job, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a brief (300 words or less) statement of why you think you meet our qualifications. Specify which position you’re applying for, provide a link to your blog, and link to 2 or 3 posts that you feel are especially good. Link your social media feeds and other relevant sites, if any. You may attach or link to a curriculum vitae.
We’ll consider all applications made by December 14 at 4 p.m. US Eastern Time.
The new position will start in January 2011, and has a one-year, renewable term.