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Inference: International Review of Science - full-time Mid-Senior Editor

Inference: International Review of Science – Publishing –
Is looking for a full-time Mid-Senior level Editor
 
Company Description
Inference is a new quarterly online review dedicated to providing a critical appraisal of the sciences—from anthropology to zoology—in the form of critical reviews and essays. We are committed to the highest standards of criticism. 
The debut issue of Inference was published in October 2014.
 
Job Function
Writing/Editing
 
Job Description
 
We are seeking an editor to join the Inference editorial team in Paris.
 
Working alongside a close-knit team of friendly, dedicated and hard-working editors, the successful applicant will be editing challenging and compelling manuscripts across a range of scientific topics. This is a demanding, but rewarding role, for which a highly skilled editor will be suitably remunerated.
 
This position is now open with the possibility to begin work immediately.
 
Background
Applicants must have a background in the hard sciences: Mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics, or computer science. Applicants need not have a graduate degree, or even an undergraduate degree; but must nonetheless possess the requisite background, no matter how acquired.
 
Native, or near native, level fluency in verbal and written English is absolutely essential. Fluency in additional languages, French in particular, is desirable, but not a pre-requisite.
Prior editorial experience, whether for a scientific journal, or in the publishing industry at large, working directly with authors, is highly advantageous.
 
Role
Editors at Inference are assigned a manuscript upon its acceptance for publication and are responsible for the manuscript until it is ready to be passed into the hands of the journal’s copy-editor. An editor must be able to grasp the overall point of an essay, recognize its weaknesses in both argument and rhetoric, and then work with the author throughout the editing process. Revisions may be incremental, or fundamental. Editorial work is both self-effacing and self-promoting. A good editor must allow himself to be a writer's second self without quite allowing himself to be a writer's second voice. Inference has no ideological, political, or religions agendas whatsoever. 
 
Location
Applicants must be based in Paris, or its environs.
 
How candidates apply:
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Closing Date: Thursday 1 January 2015
 
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