Significance magazine editorial board - vacancy for RSS fellow

Significance magazine publishes stories about statistics and data science, written by experts for everyone. And we are looking for an expert statistician and/or data scientist to join our editorial board.

Editorial board members are volunteers who help shape and steer the content of Significance: they develop article ideas, identify potential contributors, review submissions prior to publication, and write articles of their own. They support the editor of the magazine in ensuring published articles are engaging and accessible to a broad audience of readers, including non-experts, and that articles use and discuss statistical/data analytic methods and concepts appropriately.

As a joint publication of the Royal Statistical Society, the American Statistical Association and the Statistical Society of Australia, Significance board members are appointed from among the memberships of the three societies.

Currently, we have a vacancy for an RSS fellow to serve a three-year term. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Expertise and experience of working in an area of statistics/data science;
  • Experience of explaining statistical/data analytic methods, concepts and applications to diverse, non-expert audiences;
  • Commitment to the magazine’s goal of publishing accessible and engaging articles about statistics and data science.

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please email To submit an application, please send a covering letter containing a brief biographic sketch, and up to two examples of non-academic writing, to

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021.

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