AFS Seeks Two Co-Chief Science Editors for Fisheries Magazine

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks two scientists with a broad perspective on fisheries to act as Co-Chief Science editors to work as part of a five-person leadership team to oversee the science content of Fisheries. The Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term which begins in mid-2016. Duties include:

  • Work in a highly collaborative manner with the Senior and other Co-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 such that the editorial team has complementary areas of expertise (e.g., marine, freshwater, and human dimensions) but are not restricted by that desire. To be considered, send current curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to [email protected] fisheries.org by September 1, 2016. Please also feel free to contact Jeff Schaeffer ([email protected] usgs.gov or 734-214-7250) for further information about the position.

Note: The Co-Chief Science Editors receive an honorarium, and support to attend the AFS Annual Meeting.