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Geoscientist Vacancy: Editor-in-Chief (Voluntary Role)

Duration:  5 years, with option to extend for a further 5 years by mutual agreement

Location: Fully remote working

Compensation: This is an honorary role and no payment will be made (expenses for meeting attendance will be reimbursed)

Benefits: The Editor-in-Chief will be entitled to free access to the Lyell Collection for each calendar year of service and free print copies of the magazine

About the role: Geoscientist is the quarterly Fellowship magazine of the Geological Society of London. It features a vibrant mix of science, opinion, news and more, and serves as a resource to the community, with articles that aim to stimulate thinking within and across fields of expertise. 

Geoscientist is seeking an Editor-in-Chief to lead the editorial team from June 2024, and to help shape and deliver the magazine content over the next five years. 

The Editor-in-Chief role is voluntary and requires a typical commitment of a day (~8 hours) per month. The role is fully remote, with contributions primarily achieved via email, with occasional meetings (in person or online) to liaise with the Editorial Team and Editorial Advisory Panel, review the magazine, and develop ideas for content. Additionally, at each Annual General Meeting of the Society, the Editor-in-Chief will report to the Fellows regarding the previous calendar year’s performance of Geoscientist.

For further details including key responsibilities, please see the full description of the role.

How to apply

Please read the full Geoscientist Terms Of Reference available at, and then forward your CV and cover letter to

We are an equal opportunities employer. The post-holder is expected to adhere to and support the our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.

To discuss the role, please contact the Executive Editor,

Closing date for applications is 2 April 2024

Core benefits for all employees

  • Core holidays (25 days increasing to 30 days with length of service plus Bank Holidays for full-time employees, pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Support and wellbeing service (24/7 online GP, mental health support service and more)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Buying up to two days extra holiday
  • Self-certified sickness absence pay
  • Special leave
  • Family friendly leave
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Fellowship of the Geological Society and membership of the Friends scheme
  • Complimentary access to wellness app Headspace