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Editor, LSE Impact Blog

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£29,296 to £33,910
Expiry Date
LSE Communications Division is responsible for leading and coordinating internal and external communications across and on behalf of LSE

Job Description

. The team provides advice, training and support internally including in public affairs, digital communications, student communications, design and brand.


The LSE Impact Blog ( is an award-winning, highly popular blog aimed at academics, researchers, and HE professionals. It publishes regular blog posts on scholarly communications, research evaluation, and maximising the impact of academic research. Reaching an audience of over 100,000 unique visitors a month, the blog is widely recognised as a world leader in new forms of academic communication.


The post of Editor is suitable for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with experience working with academic writing and a keen interest in the social sciences and academic impact. The individual must be interested in debates around the future of academic communication, measuring academic impact, research policy, social media, non-traditional academic outputs, and knowledge exchange and public engagement.


Candidates should have a thorough understanding of debates and innovations in academic communication, measuring academic impact, non-traditional academic outputs, open access, and knowledge exchange. They should have experience of writing for blogs or publications with an academic audience, and good understanding of the use of social media within universities, think tanks, research groups and government.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email


The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 October 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews will likely be held in the week commencing 5 November.