13 Feb 2014

AFS Seeks Co-Chief Science Editor

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AFS Seeks Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries Magazine

sabrina dei nobili's photo of an atlantic bonitoThe American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks a scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries to act as Co-Chief Science editor to work as part of a two-person leadership team to oversee the science content of Fisheries. The Editor must be committed to fast-paced dead-lines and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term which begins in early 2014. Duties include:
• Work in a highly collaborative manner with one other Chief Science Editor to manage the science component of Fisheries.
• Work with the Managing Editor, the Senior Editor and others as part of the overall creative leadership of Fisheries.
• Assign an appropriate science editor for approximately half of the scientific manuscripts submitted to Fisheries.
• Make final publication decisions based on peer reviews orchestrated by science editors.
• Help to ensure the veracity of each issue’s total scientific content.
• Help recruit and retain science editors and provide them with mentoring and guidance.
• Solicit cutting-edge submissions as well as ensuring broad coverage.
• Work with Fisheries Managing Editor and AFS Publications Director on the content, themes, and direction of the scientific aspects of Fisheries
Qualifications: AFS seeks an established fisheries or aquatic science professional with substantial writing and editorial experience. As part of building an editorial leadership team, we seek skills and/or experience complementary to those of the current Co-Chief Science Editor, such as marine and coastal fisheries, but are not restricted by that desire. To be considered, send current curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to alerner@fisheries.org by April 19, 2014. Please also feel free to contact Jeff Schaeffer at jschaeffer@usgs.gov or 734-214-7250 for further information about the position
Note: The Chief Science Editor receives an honorarium, and support to attend the AFS Annual Meeting.