News Director, The Rockefeller University
Full time, Manhattan
The Rockefeller University, a leading biomedical research institution, seeks a News Director to generate and manage front matter for the three journals published by the Rockefeller University Press: The Journal of Cell Biology, The Journal of Experimental Medicine, and The Journal of General Physiology.
The ideal candidate will take an innovative approach to the creation of new types of news content and new ways of disseminating that content in all types of media. Will take a leading role in a Press-wide effort to increase the visibility of the journals within the scientific community. Will produce and edit current news content, including stories highlighting content in the journals published by the Press and content from other leading biomedical journals. Other expected news content includes meeting reports, scientist profiles, and feature articles. Will supervise and edit in-house writing staff and train new personnel, commission and edit freelance work for ongoing and special news items, and work with production staff to ensure that the production quality of the news section is of the highest standard. Will represent the Press at site visits and scientific conferences to generate interest in publishing in the journals.
Ph.D. in the biological sciences required. Extensive knowledge of the subjects of cell biology and/or immunology important. Must have a minimum of three years of experience as a writer and editor for a biomedical publication. Supervisory experience preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be acquainted with members of the scientific community and have excellent interpersonal skills.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
The Rockefeller University is an Affirmative Action/VEVRAA/Equal Opportunity Employer.