World Federation of
Science Journalists

Editor for Nature Middle East

Nature Middle East Editor

Nature Middle East will be a website that provides a one-stop portal for highlights of the best science and medical research, scientific and medical news and opinion from Arabic-speaking nations in the Middle-East. As part of this exciting new publishing venture, we are now seeking an outstanding science journalist to become the launch Editor of Nature Middle East. The post will be based (after a period of training) in the Cairo office of Nature’s parent company, Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

The Editor will be a science or medical graduate, with demonstrable record of achievements in science journalism. Emphasis will be placed on applicants with the ability to write and edit accessible news stories and short research highlights across a broad range of scientific and medical topics. Candidates must demonstrate a good understanding of research communities in the Middle East as well as being fluent in English and Arabic.

This is a demanding and extremely stimulating role, which calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The successful candidate will therefore be dynamic, motivated and outgoing, and must possess excellent interpersonal skills. The salary and benefits will be competitive, reflecting the critical importance and responsibilities of this position.

Applicants for Editor should send a CV (including a brief account of their relevant experience), examples of recently published science news and/or opinion content that they have written or edited, Two Research Highlight style pieces (350 words or less) on recent papers (from the Middle-East) from scientific and medical research literature, a brief cover letter explaining why they have chosen the research articles upon which the research highlights focus, their salary expectations and their interest/suitability for the post.

Applications should be sent to Paul Riley, HR Adviser by email to

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th October 2009.