Honorary Officer for publications sought by RSS

Professor John Kent, the Honorary Officer for Publications is standing down from 1 January 2022 and we are now seeking a successor. Recently, the role has focussed on the Society’s Journal Series, and we are looking to include Significance magazine in the general remit of the new Honorary Officer.

This role is of great importance for the Society due to the key strategic issues brought about by the impact of Open Access on revenue streams. There are additional challenges, including how to integrate the fast-moving landscape of data science into RSS publications. 

The Honorary Officer for Publications is a member of Council by co-option and a Trustee of the Society. The role holder should be enthusiastic about the work of the Society and should have experience and a reputation in some area of statistics, with a deep interest in, and familiarity of journal publishing processes. 
The HO for Publications should expect to spend about ten hours a month on the role. There are three Council meetings a year and the annual meeting of the Publications Network of Advisors. 

The RSS welcomes expressions of interest from anyone interested in filling this post as well as suggestions from others of fellows who have the qualities and experience to fill this position. 

Download a full summary of the role.
Applications and suggestions should be forwarded to Stian Westlake, Chief Executive of the Royal Statistical Society at 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX (email: s.westlake@rss.org.uk) by 31 May 2021.

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