AFS Seeks New Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries

The 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 leadership team to oversee the science and creative content of Fisheries. The Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term.

Duties include:

  • Work in a highly collaborative manner with the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) and other Co-Chief Science Editor to manage the science component of Fisheries.
  • Work with the EIC and Managing Editor as part of the overall creative leadership of Fisheries.
  • Assign an appropriate science editor for half of the scientific manuscripts submitted to Fisheries.
  • Make final publication decisions based on peer reviews managed by science editors.
  • Ensure the veracity of each issue’s total scientific content.
  • Recruit and retain science editors and provide them with mentoring and guidance.
  • Solicit cutting-edge submissions as well as ensuring broad topic 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 to ensure that the editorial team has complementary areas of expertise (e.g., marine, freshwater, and human dimensions).  To be considered, send a current curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to [email protected] by October 7, 2019. Please also feel free to contact EIC Gary Curtis ([email protected]) or 541-613-4914 (Pacific Time) for further information about the position.

Note: The Co-Chief Science Editor receives a quarterly honorarium, as well as support to attend the AFS Annual Meeting.