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The LSE Impact Blog is looking for a new editor

Join an award-winning, highly popular blog aimed at academics, researchers, and higher education and scholarly communications professionals

The LSE Impact Blog is currently recruiting for the position of Editor. This is a great opportunity to join their team and contribute to research communication and knowledge exchange activities. They’re seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, with experience working with academic writing and a keen interest in digital scholarship and academic impact.

The LSE Impact Blog is an award-winning, highly popular blog aimed at academics, researchers, and higher education and scholarly communications professionals. It publishes regular blog posts on scholarly communications, research evaluation, research methods, and maximising the impact of academic research. Reaching an audience of more than 100,000 unique visitors a month, the blog is widely recognised as a world leader in new forms of academic communication.

The post is suitable for someone with experience working with academic writing and a keen interest in the social sciences and academic impact. The individual must be interested in debates around the future of academic communication, measuring academic impact, research policy, social media, non-traditional academic outputs, and knowledge exchange and public engagement.

The Editor will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the blog. The role involves commissioning blog posts from a wide range of internal and external contributors; editing copy and giving feedback to contributors in a constructive and positive manner; maintaining a regular flow of a minimum of three blog posts per week; publishing contributions using WordPress; and utilising social media to disseminate posts and boost engagement.

In addition to a good salary, the benefits that come with this position are an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go here or to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobsIf you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email comms.socialmedia@lse.ac.uk.

Salary from £29,296 to £33,910 pa inclusive of London Allowance. (Appointments are normally made at the bottom of the band.)

This is a fixed term appointment until mid-November 2020.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 October 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews will likely be held in the week commencing 5 November.

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