New Editor sought for SpaceFlight magazine

The BIS is seeking a new Editor for its member magazine, SpaceFlight.  The magazine has been published by the BIS since 1956, a year before the launch of Sputnik, and it has been at the forefront of space exploration ever since.  Its first Editor was Sir Patrick Moore, and it is currently edited on an interim basis by Immediate Past President of the Society, Mark Hempsell.  The magazine has a readership of c5,000 people.  It is read by Fellows and Members of the Society, is sold in newsagents such as WH Smiths, and is purchased by universities and other institutions across the world for the use of their students, academics and archivists.

The magazine includes space news and analysis, features, regular contributions and Society news.  In recent years it has been completely redesigned, and Space Chronicle, edited by Dave Shayler, is a complementary magazine in matching style.

The Editor must have experience of magazine editing, a strong understanding of astronautics and the space sector, ideally gained in a relevant industry, and a commitment to supporting the BIS to grow and develop new relationships.

You can view the Role Description for this position here.

For an informal conversation with the interim Editor, in the first instance please contact David McPadden, our Secretariat Officer, on who will arrange a conversation.

To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter and details of examples of work to the BIS Council care of Elizabeth Anderson, Chief Executive, at  All applications are requested via email, and not by post.  Please submit your application by 4th June 2021.

Strictly no agencies please.