YSJ

Join our Team!

We’re looking for young people to join our team!  We currently have some fantastic opportunities to get involved in Young Scientists Journal, and are looking for young people aged 12-20 to volunteer in the following senior positions…

NB- Applications for all junior positions listed here are accepted continuously.

Head of Outreach:

The Head of Outreach is responsible for leading the outreach team, and also works closely with the Chief Editor and other team leaders to determine the overall direction of the outreach team.  An ability to work well with a diverse group of people, good communication and being well organised are important qualities for this role.

Expected time commitment: 3 hours per week. Applications accepted until 17:00 (GMT) 28th January 2019. (*EXTENDED from original date*)

 

Senior Editors (Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Materials Science):

Senior Editors are responsible for overseeing the editing of a small group of editors, acting as a first port of call if editors have any questions.  They are also expected to be regularly editing articles within their area of expertise. Attention to detail, good time management and an ability to work well within a team are important, but a willingness to learn and enthusiasm are vital!

Expected time commitment: 3 hours per week.  Applications accepted until 17:00 (GMT) 28th January 2019.

 

Senior Blogs Editor:

The Senior Blogs Editor is responsible for a small group of blogs editors, who specialise in the style, rather than the subject area.  Attention to detail, good time management and an ability to work well within a team are important, but a willingness to learn and enthusiasm are vital!

Expected time commitment: 2-3 hours per week.  Applications accepted until 17:00 (GMT) 28th January 2019.

 

If you’re interested in any of these positions, please complete our application form in advance of the deadlines indicated above.

If you have any questions, require the application in an alternative format, or would like any further information on what’s involved in any of the roles, please contact the Chief Editor, Mhairi McCann, by email- [email protected]

We look forward to receiving your application!

Not sure whether to apply?  Here’s what some of our team members had to say about their experience of being involved in YSJ…

“Although none of us really see each other in person, the senior editors and editorial board are all incredibly supportive and welcoming. The vibe of the team feels warm and amiable, yet the professional nature of the journal almost makes you forget that teenagers and young adults are running it.”  Dennis, Editor.

“Serving as the Ambassador to the USA for Young Scientists Journal has been one of the most eye-opening experiences for me. Not only has my role helped me to advance my communication and outreach skills, it has also allowed me to connect with some of the most brilliant young scientists in the international community, an opportunity for which I am truly grateful.”  Caroline, Ambassador to USA.

 

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