Job: Co-Chief Science Editor

Title Co-Chief Science Editor
Agency, Location American Fisheries Society, Bethesda , MD
Categories Professional
Job # 13462

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

We seek an established fisheries or aquatic science professional with substantial writing and editorial experience. 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.