The Review of Economics and Statistics is an academic, peer-reviewed journal. We are published 5 times per year. All of the editors are off-site, and the Review uses a web-based system to process manuscripts for publication consideration. We also maintain a Data Archive website.
The editorial assistant reports to the publications coordinator and has the following administrative and production duties:
Sends review requests and follow-ups to referees;
Send reminders to late referees, responds to referee emails;
Prepares decision letters;
Checks final versions and publication-related materials for compliance with the journals’ style guidelines;
Maintains the online Data Archive;
Assists with special projects as needed;
Performs general office functions such as opening mail, making copies, filing, running errands, etc.
Hours: Monday – Friday; Approximately 10-12 hours per week [may vary depending on workload]
This position is a less than half-time position and not eligible for benefits.
Adaptable, punctual, and reliable with ability to work independently, to exercise judgment, and to maintain the confidentiality of the peer review system.
Experience sending professional email correspondence.
Familiarity with other Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access) and web browsers (Internet Explorer).
Proficiency using a database is highly desirable.
The initial 3 months will be a review period, with the option to continue employment depending on performance. Training will be offered during the first month of employment.
Please send resume and cover letter as a single PDF to:
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