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Seeking Two PLOS Neuro Community Site Editors

Do you eat, breathe and dream brain research? Like to blog and tweet? Read on to see if this opportunity is right for you.

If you know the field and the literature — including brain mapping and/or cognitive neuroscience — from a researcher’s perspective and would like to work part-time as a PLOS Neuroscience Community Editor, you may be a good fit for this six-month, contract position working in a new PLOS experiment creating discipline-specific online communities. Read more about the purpose of these communities here.

The Position

The position of PLOS Community Site Editor requires 10-15 hours per month for a six-month period starting as soon as possible, performing the tasks listed below.

For performing this work, a Community Site Editor will be paid a modest monthly honorarium, and they will be recognized both on the website, and in any public communications, as a “PLOS Neuroscience Community Site Editor”

Specific Duties:

·         Writing 2 monthly blog posts for the community site (500 -750 words), about a research article or other related topic, which would include at least one interview with a leading neuroscience researcher.

·         Recruiting other neuroscience researchers to contribute blog posts

·         Finding online info and resources of use/interest to neuro site readers (e.g. news, jobs, grants, tools, protocols, data-sharing) for curation as part of site feeds.

·         Tweeting and using other social media to increase community site email opt-ins and site engagement

·         Coordinating planning and execution of these tasks with a second Community Site Editor, and consulting with PLOS blogs manager and, on occasion, other PLOS editorial staff, to prepare a monthly editorial calendar (blog topics/authors) and test other ideas and incentives for community site engagement.

·         Attend one conference in this discipline as a PLOS Community representative.


·        Broad knowledge of research in the discipline

·        Active user of Twitter and other social media

·        Competency as a science/research blogger (2 samples)

·        Early career scientist/researcher in the discipline at the doctorate or post-doctorate level

·        Experienced peer to peer science communicator/ and project collaborator


If you’d like to be considered, send your CV, any social media identities and a sample blog post with a brief note describing your interest in this role and current work situation to:


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