Bulletin Editor

We are looking for a new Editor for our membership magazine, the Bulletin. The Bulletin was created 45 years ago to provide a channel for communication between the Society and its members, and still is greatly valued by our membership.

The challenge facing the new Editor will be to continue to exploit the strengths of the printed word while integrating the Bulletin into the broad range of communication methods available.

The Bulletin is published quarterly and is distributed to all our members. It contains engaging articles and information about the Society’s key activities as well as news, features, book reviews and opinion pieces that reflect what’s happening in our community.

The Editor is responsible for determining editorial direction, collaborating on its development, soliciting articles, assembling copy, editing to house style and overseeing design and printing. A crucial part of the Editor’s role is to set the tone for the magazine; the current Editor has fostered an informal and relaxed style, where contributors have been encouraged to express their own opinions and disagree with one another (or the Society), provided it is done in a friendly and constructive way.

The Editor is responsible for producing an annual budget, controlling expenditure and ensuring the Bulletin is distributed to members on time.  They will report to the Communications Manager and Membership Committee who guide the strategic direction of the Bulletin, and work with the Associate Editor and Book Reviews Editor in producing each issue.

The time commitment is approximately 5 days per issue plus attendance at selected committee meetings and attendance at our Annual Meeting, held over 3 days in December.  The salary is £6,000 per annum, plus out of pocket expenses.  The position is based at the post holder’s institution or home.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an excellent understanding of and connection with the ecological community, have solid editorial experience and the ability to engagingly communicate with a diverse community.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and letter, stating why you want to be the next Editor and how you would develop the Bulletin in the next 3 years, to Richard English, Communications Manager.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, feel free to contact the outgoing Editor, Alan Crowden or Richard English.

DEADLINE: 21 November
INTERVIEWS: 7 December

For the job description and personal specification, please see ‘Useful Documentation’ below.