Our sister blog, LSE Review of Books is currently recruiting for the position of Managing Editor. This is a great opportunity to join our team! The Communications Division at LSE is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with experience working with academic writing and a keen interest in the social sciences to work as the Managing Editor of the LSE Review of Books.
The Managing Editor will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the LSE Review of Books website. The role involves commissioning book reviews from a wide range of internal and external contributors; liaising by phone, email, social media and in person with reviewers, publishers, and authors; editing copy, with close attention to potentially sensitive issues; giving feedback to reviewers in a constructive and positive manner; maintaining a constant flow of contributions; publishing contributions using WordPress; managing the technical aspects of the site including adding functionality; and utilising social media to disseminate posts and boost engagement.
The individual must be interested in debates around the future of academic communication, social science publications, measuring academic impact, social media and metrics, non-traditional academic outputs, and knowledge exchange.
The individual should have an undergraduate degree in a social science subject, and ideally a Master’s degree or above in a social science subject. Experience working with academic writing or academic communication is essential, as well as proficiency in the WordPress blogging platform and social media channels.
In addition to a good salary, the benefits that come with this position are a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 1481958.
£27,657 – £29,323 per annum inclusive
This is a fixed term appointment with funding confirmed until 31 July 2016
Closing date for receipt of applications is 14 August 2015 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.
Interviews are envisaged to take place in the first week of September 2015.