FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 08, 2014
ACS announces new vice president and editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Bibiana Campos-Seijo, Ph.D., will head Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) as vice president and editor-in-chief. She will begin her duties at ACS’ weekly newsmagazine in December 2014.
“I'm delighted to be taking on this new role,” says Campos-Seijo. “C&EN is a powerful brand recognized as a global leader for its extraordinary journalism. It has an exciting vision and great ambition. I look forward to leading the magazine and its talented staff at this time, as media habits continue to change, and readers demand news and other content across multiple platforms.”
Campos-Seijo completed her Ph.D. in chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004. Since then, she has gained experience in writing, editing and publishing. She previously served as editor-in-chief of Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, a monthly magazine published by Advanstar Communications UK. Currently, she is editor and publisher of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine Chemistry World and oversees the production of two additional magazines.
“The search committee unanimously and enthusiastically recommended Dr. Campos-Seijo as the C&EN editor-in-chief,” says Madeleine Jacobs, ACS executive director and CEO and co-chair of the search committee. “She has a passion and enthusiasm for and knowledge of the science and practice of chemistry and science communication that will not only serve C&EN magnificently, but makes her ideally suited for the ambassadorial role within ACS that such a prominent position entails.”
C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine and the official organ of ACS. It goes to all ACS members and is described as a key benefit of membership. Its audited circulation is approximately 130,000, and it is delivered in print and electronic formats. Its staff of 50 full-time editors, reporters, designers and web content providers are located at ACS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in field offices in New York City; Berlin, Germany; Berkeley, California; Pasadena, California; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; and Hong Kong.
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