Science Editor Call for Managing Editor

Science Editor Call for Managing Editor – March 2017

CSE is looking to fill the position of Managing Editor for Science Editor.

The Managing Editor will work with the Editor-in-Chief to support the Editor’s vision for the journal; run the manuscript workflow using Aries Editorial Manager journal submission software; work with authors and reviewers throughout the submission, review, and production processes; post Early Online articles and final published issues to CSEScienceEditor.org; and take care of production details as needed. The position includes a modest remuneration and is expected to require an average of about 8-10 hours per week.

The expected tasks and responsibilities of the Managing Editor include the following:

  • In consultation with Editor and Deputy Editor, plan annual collection and production schedules for publishing quarterly issues and distribute to Editorial Board members
  • Track manuscripts in Editorial Manager through solicitation, submission, editing, copyediting, and quality control stages
  • Distribute instructions to authors for solicited content
  • Ensure timely turnaround of submitted manuscripts and timely production of issues
  • Correspond with authors and reviewers regarding manuscript revisions, editor queries, and copyright documents
  • Assist authors in manuscript submission process
  • Compose quarterly issues, creating TOC for Editor’s approval
  • Post Early Online articles and final published issues to CSEScienceEditor.org using the WordPress CMS
  • Maintain Editor’s Manual and work with Copyeditor to maintain style sheet
  • Coordinate issue production, including liaising with Kellen on ad sales, with Aries on the manuscript tracking system, with Aptara on proof production, and with Allen Press to approve final proofs
  • Assist Editor in reports to the CSE Board of Directors
  • Assist Editor and Deputy Editor in setting agendas for monthly Editorial Committee meetings

Candidates for Managing Editor are expected to possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel (or scheduling software), Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Docs and Google Sheets
  • Must have experience with online publishing
  • Experience with WordPress CMS and HTML is a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Elements (or similar applications) is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of peer review process
  • Experience in an editorial office is a plus
  • Creativity and design skills are a plus

Interested persons may apply for this position by submitting a résumé or curriculum vitae as well as a brief letter describing your suitability for the position. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2017.

Submit your application materials by e-mail to CSE@councilscienceeditors.org