Like to join the Significance editorial board?

Significance magazine publishes stories about statistics and data science, written by experts for everyone. We are looking for expert statisticians and data scientists 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 statistical/data analytic methods and concepts are used and discussed 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 two vacancies for RSS members to each serve a three-year term. The ideal candidates 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.

Please note we are looking for diversity in the board and particularly interested in under represented groups.

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To submit an application, send a covering letter containing a brief biographic sketch, and up to two examples of non-academic writing, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2023.