PeerJ Careers

Change 300 years of how science has been communicated

Our mission is to efficiently publish the world's knowledge. Help us build the next set of tools that will advance the current state of scientific communication. If you have an interest in ensuring that academic research remains free to anyone to read, download, and reuse then consider PeerJ.

Community Manager London, UK

PeerJ is growing and needs help with engaging a global community of scientific researchers, and their institutions, so they understand the benefits of publishing with PeerJ.

We’re looking for a Community Manager to help us spread the word.

The Community Manager will help to build and manage a community of scientific researchers & key influencers to broaden the understanding and reach of PeerJ. They will also develop a program of content marketing and thought leadership to increase customer awareness, engagement and acquisition.

Mandatory Skills & Experience

  • Working knowledge of social media and associated tools
  • Good understanding of best practices in blogging
  • Strong CMS experience; basic HTML and CSS knowledge
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and other metric tools
  • Strong network of contacts in the scientific research, institutional and/or publishing space
  • Knowledge of relevant science and technology events
  • Established social media following
  • Copywriting for the web in a professional capacity
  • Science communications
  • A science-related degree

Skills that would make you stand out

  • Proven experience of establishing rapport and support in the scientific community
  • Public speaking experience and/or a thought leader in your own right
  • Understanding the needs of our varied customer base and how best to reach them
  • PR capability – experience of writing and coordinating the delivery of press release

If you would fit into the Community Manager role, and you’re excited about spreading the word about PeerJ, then please send a CV or résumé to: No recruiting agencies.

Open positions

Why work at PeerJ?

  • Everyone should have free access to research. That is not happening today, as most tax-payer funded research is locked up behind expensive paywalls. PeerJ is changing that and we are particularly looking for people who have experienced that paywall frustration in the past.
  • Publishing needs a shakeup. What better way to do that than by taking a Silicon Valley approach. We are funded by investors led by O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and count Tim O'Reilly as not just a board member, but a vocal advocate for Open Access in tech and government. This means our approach has never been tried before and is open for you to directly lead.
  • Work with very smart and creative people. PhD and MS degrees are a dime a dozen at PeerJ. You also have access to the top scientists in the world.
  • We push code constantly. And if it's not good enough to push at 5PM on a Friday, then it's probably not good enough to push any other day either. ;)
  • We offer top salary, stock options, a "take-what-you-need" holiday/vacation policy, and minimum $2,500 (£1,500) for your dev setup to be spent however you want every other year.
  • PeerJ has locations in both San Francisco, US and London, UK.