Hot Topics looking for a new Chief Editor

The ESA is looking to fill the Hot Topics Chief Editor role in March 2019.

Hot Topics provides a peer-reviewed evidence-based summary of ecological, management and policy issues, digested down to 300 words for a general audience.  All Hot Topics are published on the ESA website and in the journal Austral Ecology.

Applicants will need a half-day per fortnight on average to devote to the role.  Please send a one-page application addressing the selection criteria (below) to Rachel Standish at

Selection criteria

  1. Strong background in the areas of ecology, conservation and/or environmental policy

  2. Experience with reviewing and preferably editing for scientific journals

  3. Experience in translating science for a general audience in a written format

  4. Skills in liaising with multiple stakeholders

  5. Member of the Ecological Society of Australia

Applications close on 15 Feb 2019.

Find our more about Hot Topics here.