Freelance, Part-time Community Manager

Nature Research is looking for a part-time, freelance community manager to play a key role in interacting with researchers on a portfolio of Nature Research Communities.

These communities are intended to foster collaboration amongst Nature Research authors, editors, and other researchers. The communities are support by our journals, including Nature, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Microbiology, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Chemistry, and Nature Communications.

Hours: up to 16 hours per week, flexible, ideally across several days
Term of engagement: approx. June to December 2019
Skills: Background or strong interest in scientific research, online communities, social media savvy, able to work independently.
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We are looking for an enthusiastic community manager to help commission content and drive engagement with the community by:

  • Inviting authors to write “Behind the Paper” posts:
  • Responding to author queries
  • Engaging with content created by community members through commenting and discussion
  • Writing “About the Community” posts with hints and tips
  • Commissioning additional community content

A successful candidate will:

  • Have a scientific background
  • Feel confident interacting with senior scientists and chief editors in a professional manner
  • Be social media savvy
  • Be able to work independently
  • Be confident writing about scientific research
  • Have experience in community management and/or scientific publishing
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills and attention to detail

This is a freelance position and the candidate should be expected to work remotely with occasional meetings in the Nature Research office near King’s Cross, London, UK.

To express your interest in this freelance position, or for any queries, please contact Ben Johnson, Head of Communities & Engagement with a copy of your CV or portfolio.