In case you haven’t seen this over the past few days, the Journal of Applied Ecology wants a new Senior Editor. The job will be to work with the other Editors “to determine journal strategy and to increase the reputation and quality of the Journal, in addition to making decisions on around 1000 manuscripts submitted each year”. If it’s anything like MEE, it is a lot of fun. The bread and butter work of deciding on papers is surprisingly interesting: you get to read a lot about a whole variety of things, and most submissions are interesting in one way or another.
If you are interested, there are more details on the BES site, and the job description is available as a PDF. If you want to apply, send a CV and cover letter to Andrea Baier, Deputy Head of Publications, explaining what you have to offer to the Journal and how you would develop it in the next three years. If you’re not sure about how to develop the journal, just write “we’ll watch Methods in Ecology and Evolution and copy whatever they do”. You’ll be bound to get the job.