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!

Regional Ambassador Lead (Asia, Australia & Oceania, and North/South America)

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, Australia & Oceania, and North/South America to become Regional Ambassador Leads for these continents.

Expected time commitment: 2 hours per week. Applications accepted until 17:00 (BST) 23rd July 2019.

Lead Artist

Have a passion for art?  Want to help show creativity within STEM?  The role of Lead Artist could be perfect for you!  The Lead Artist will coordinate a small group of artists, who all produce original artwork to accompany the articles we publish.  Applicants will be asked to provide samples of previous artwork, which can be in any medium, as part of their application.

Expected time commitment: 2 hours per week.  Applications accepted until 17:00 (BST) 23rd July 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) 18th July 2019.

Creative Content Lead

The Creative Content Lead will lead the Creative Content Team, a sub-team of the PR & Marketing Team.  This team will be responsible for ensuring that the other sub-teams of the PR & Marketing Team have a supply of relevant content, for example, graphics and articles.  We are looking for someone who can bring new ideas and a creative flair to the role, and while experience is not necessary, enthusiasm, an ability to work within a team and good communication skills are important attributes!  

Expected time commitment: 2 hours per week.  Applications accepted until 17:00 (BST) 18th July 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.