Fisheries Seeks New Co-Chief Science Editor

We are looking for someone with an interest in communicating fisheries science to a broad audience of researchers and non-researchers alike to serve as Co-Chief Science Editor.  Fisheries is published by the American Fisheries Society and is widely read by fisheries professionals and others interested in fish and fisheries management.   Articles cover a broad range of topics, including targeted fisheries research, fish and aquatic conservation, reviews of fisheries information and studies, socioeconomics, and more.

Working remotely, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) and other Co-Chief Science Editor to manage the science component of Fisheries and participate as part of the overall creative leadership for the publication. They will also be responsible for providing a good author experience.

Duties include:

  • Guide the review of papers on a wide range of exciting topics related to fisheries science and management.
  • Work directly with authors to provide feedback and guidance to help them improve their papers for publication.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to science editors, reviewers and authors.
  • Work with the editorial staff to shape the vision and direction of Fisheries over the next several years to ensure that it continues to be one of the leading fisheries science publications available.
  • Seek out papers on topics of interest to our Fisheries readership.

Qualifications:  Successful candidate should be an established fisheries or aquatic science professional with substantial writing and editorial experience.  We seek skills and/or experience to ensure that the editorial team encompasses a broad range of expertise.  The position comes with an honorarium (paid quarterly), and support to attend the AFS Annual Meeting. The Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term.

To be considered, send a current curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to Aaron Lerner ([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.

More information is also available at:   or in the August issue of Fisheries.