British Ecological Society is Looking for a Blog Associate Editor for the Applied Ecologist | APPLY NOW

The British Ecological Society (BES) is looking for a Blog Associate Editor for the Applied Ecologist. The person should be an active Ecologist with a drive to stimulate communication and dialogue amongst everyone participating in the Ecological Research and practices as BES seeks to add the applicant to the team on a voluntary basis. To this end, applications for the Blog Associate Editor in the British Ecological Society (BES) are open and are being received until the deadline date scheduled for the 17th of August, 2020.

About British Ecological Society is Looking for a Blog Associate Editor for the Applied Ecologist

The Blog Associate Editor for the British Ecological Society is a voluntary position with the Blog Associate Editor for the Applied Ecologist doing his or her duties and responsibilities remotely from wherever they are based. The roles of the Blog Associate Editor has been anticipated to require an estimate of about eight hours per month. It should be noted that the successful applicant will get the same benefits as the other Associate Editor.

About The Applied Ecologist

The Applied Ecologist is a hugely successful blog, with approximately 80,000 page views per year being received. Having commenced in 2014 as the official blog of the Journal of Applied Ecology, the blog has grown even bigger earlier this year to include Applied Ecology Resources which is a new initiative to better connect applied ecology research and practice with the associated journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Blog Associate Editor

The British Ecological Society Blog Associate Editor for the Applied Ecologist will be responsible for:

  • Making initial assessments of the suitability of manuscripts Making recommendations to the Senior Editor on the basis of reviews received and your own professional opinion Picking appropriate peer reviewers
  • Assisting the editorial team to identify papers for further promotion via podcasting, video and the media
  • Contributing to initiatives such as journal-specific and cross-journal Virtual Issues as well as Special feature
  • Acting as an ambassador for the journal at conferences and participating in the journal through social media and blogs, as necessary

Associate Editors of the British Ecological Society typically handle about 10 original submissions per year, however, this number ranges from 5 to 15, which is dependent on the subject area, AE capacity, numbers of submission received overall and absences agreed with the journal, with an expectation to handle papers in a timely manner.


The Blog Associate Editor is entitled to the same benefits as the other blog associates within the duration of the appointment. These benefits include:

  • Free membership to the British Ecological Society (BES) for a year, with a 50% discount afterward
  • Free registration to the BES Annual meeting
  • Great opportunities to work and network with a wide range of Ecologists.

Eligibility Criteria

To be appointed as the British Ecological Society Blog Assistant Editor, applicants are required to meet certain eligibility criteria. These eligibility criteria or requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must have a graduate degree or an equivalent in ecology
  • Excellent in writing English with clear and effective communication
  • Great organizational skills and keen eyes for details
  • Applicant should have the ability to work as an individual and collaboratively as a team
  • Should have experience of contributing to science blog or similar.


Applicants looking to be appointed as the British Ecological Society (BES) Blog Assistant Editor are required to enter a short statement describing why they are interested in the role, stating any relative experiences they have as well as any ideas for developing the blog. Applicants are to attach this document to their updated Curriculum Vitae and upload it on the official online platform via this link to apply.

Application Deadline

17th of August, 2020.

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