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Assistant Managing Editor - Ecology & Society
Organization: Resilience Alliance, Inc.
Position: Assistant Managing Editor, Ecology & Society
Location: Remote
Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is found

Ecology and Society is looking for an Assistant Managing Editor to join our publishing team. You would be working with an editorial team across three online, peer-reviewed, science journals and directly with authors. You would be part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment with opportunities for growth. Ecology and Society is published by the Resilience Alliance (RA), a non-profit organization that functions as a research network, facilitating and promoting research on sustainability and social-ecological systems. The RA also publishes Avian Conservation and Ecology and the Journal of Field Ornithology.

About the Role
You will be supporting editors and authors in publishing peer-reviewed papers and optimizing the publishing process across a small set of society-published, open-access journals. We're looking for candidates who have expertise in science communications and online publishing. English writing skills and copy editing experience are important. A background in science would be an asset. This is a part-time role, approximately 20 hours/week working from a home office. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Training will be provided.

Description of Responsibilities:

1. Support editors-in-chief, subject editors, reviewers
Instruct/help with journal's online peer-review and publishing website Assist with author and reviewer correspondence
Ensure deadlines are met

2. Assist authors with submissions
Provide guidance to authors as needed with online publishing system Troubleshoot issues with submission and manuscript review Occasionally provide help with formatting documents

3. Oversee copy editing of articles accepted for publication
Quality check on copy editing process (i.e., grammar, spelling, ensuring graphics quality)

4. Publish articles online Final quality checklist Create PDF of articles

5. Supervise a team of freelance copy editors and translators Assign articles to copy editors and translators
Ensure deadlines are being met
Recruit and train new copy editors as needed
Review and approve invoices

6. Administration
Manage services provided by indexing and archiving organizations
Work with business managers
Invoice and track payments and waivers
Promote and announce new papers and issues via social media and newsletters

• University degree in a relevant discipline
• At least 2-3 years of professional copy editing experience in English, or similar relevant
• Excellent communication skills, with an interest in science communications and
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel)
Additional, Preferred Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of HTML and WordPress
• Proficiency with image editing software (e.g., Photoshop)
• Science background would be beneficial

To apply:
Please submit your resume to with a cover letter outlining your interest in the role. We're looking to hire someone as soon as possible so applications will be considered on a rolling basis as soon as we receive them.