Associate Editor, Custom Media in China

Associate Editor, Custom Media in China

Springer Nature | melbourne, VIC, AU

Posted 9 days ago

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Key tasks :

  • Define, commission, and edit commercial content, with Chinese partners, for Nature audiences. Conduct client interviews to determine the scope of the content
  • Produce high quality custom print and digital content, with a science focus, either by assigning freelance writers or by writing directly.
  • Apply Nature editorial guidelines when editing or writing pieces based on materials submitted by clients, maintaining the right length, tone and style
  • Work with publishing/project manager to maintain workflows and deadlines for effective delivery of custom projects
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the line manager or other editing/writing-related work in the company as needed
  • Qualification :

  • Background in science journalism, with experience writing and editing articles for science publications. A background in science is preferred but significant experience in science journalism is qualification.
  • Skills and knowledge :

  • Written and spoken fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with good grasp of how to hook a reader with compelling content.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the international research ecosystem, the Chinese scientific landscape and the opportunities and challenges for Chinese researchers.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under tight deadlines, with a high attention to detail and accuracy, and the knowledge about prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with writers, subeditors/copy editors, and designers.
  • Familiarity with legal and journalistic ethical principles such as conflict of interest.
  • Established contacts with freelance writers desirable.
  • Experience :

  • Experience in writing about complex science in easy-to-understand terms to broad non-specialist audiences
  • Experience working in media (print or online), scientific publishing, or conducting content marketing/digital marketing for research institutions preferred
  • Experience producing video content, particularly, writing scripts, for online platforms a plus
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