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Looking for an Editor for Chemistry in Australia


The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia, is seeking the services of an Editor for its member magazine, Chemistry in Australia, commencing early December 2023. To view a copy of the magazine, visit The role reports to the Chemistry in Australia (CiA) committee for the day to day management of the magazine. The role also acts on instructions from the RACI CEO as requested.

The Editor produces four issues (hard copy and digital) of the magazine per year.


Please read the detail Job Description of the Position below

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The role will initially be offered for a period of 12 months, subject to operational requirements. A per issue contract will be offered to the right candidate. Should the candidate be capable of undertaking other aspects of the production process such as typesetting and graphic design, a contract will be offered reflective of these duties.

The successful applicant will have a track record of producing publications that engage and inform their target audience.

Relevant editorial qualifications and/or publishing experience is essential.Qualifications and experience in science communication, including Tertiary qualifications in physical science, ideally in chemistry would be highly regarded.

The position is a remote contractor role involving four regular peak production periods annually.

To apply, please email a cover letter and CV by 5pm ADST on 27 October 2023, addressed to Mr Shenal Basnayake CEO at [email protected] with the subject: ‘Application for Chemistry in Australia Editor’. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please indicate whether you will be able to undertake all aspects of the production process in your cover letter.

For further information, contact Dr Richard Thwaites, Acting Chair Chemistry in Australia Committee: [email protected]

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