Senior Roles Currently Available

Senior Roles Currently Available

Senior roles are advertised when positions are available- they’re a great opportunity to take on a leadership role and get more involved in the running of the journal. 

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

If you have any questions, require the application in an alternative format, or would like any further information about 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!

Head of Production

The Head of Production will have responsibility for the Production Team, which includes artists, internal tools developers, WordPress admins, and online and print publishers.  Previous leadership experience (in any context) is necessary, as is experience in at least one area that the Production Team covers.  A working knowledge of Javascript, InDesign and/or WordPress would be advantageous.  The Head of Production will work closely with the Chief Editor to develop the team’s strategy, and will work with senior production team members to work towards achieving this.  The successful candidate will have good communication skills and will be able to work well with a diverse group of people.  They will also be well organised and committed to playing a key role in the success of the journal. 

Expected time commitment: 3 hours per week. Applications accepted until 17:00 (BST) 30th August 2019.  Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by video call.

Head of PR & Marketing

The Head of PR & Marketing will have responsibility for the progress of the PR & Marketing Team, which comprises of 3 sub-teams; social media, communications and creative content.  Previous leadership experience (in any context) is necessary, and experience in at least one area that the PR & Marketing Team covers would be advantageous.  The Head of PR & Marketing will work closely with the Chief Editor to develop the team’s strategy, and will work with senior team members to work towards achieving this.  The successful candidate will have good communication skills and will be able to work well with a diverse group of people.  They will also be well organised, able to take initiative, and committed to playing a key role in the success of the journal. 

Expected time commitment: 3 hours per week. Applications accepted until 17:00 (BST) 30th August 2019.  Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by video call.

Regional Ambassador Lead (Asia, Australia & Oceania)

Regional Ambassador Leads will work closely with small groups of Regional Ambassadors within the Outreach Team.  They will help to ensure that Regional Ambassadors are supported to carry out their roles, by helping them to plan their outreach work.  An ability to work well with a diverse group of people, good communication and being well organised are important qualities for this role.  We are currently specifically looking for young people based in Asia or Australia & Oceania to become Regional Ambassador Leads for these continents.

Expected time commitment: 2 hours per week. Applications accepted until 17:00 (BST) 30th August 2019.

Lead Internal Tools Developer

The Lead Internal Tools Developer will work closely with the Head of Production to develop and maintain tools that Editors and other members of the team use in their work.  A working knowledge of Javascript is advantageous, but support will be provided in the role.  

Expected time commitment: 2 hours per week.  Applications accepted until 17:00 (BST) 30th August 2019.

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.