The Managing Editor, American Naturalist Journal has absolute responsibility for the operation of the academic journal office of The American Naturalist. This position liaises between editors, reviewers, authors, the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), and the scientific community on behalf of the journal and the University of Chicago Press (UCP). In addition, this role works with Journals Division colleagues from across departments to increase the reach and readership of the journal and contributes to discussions of publishing strategies and editorial initiatives for AN in cooperation with the UCP publisher and other UCP staff. This position includes supervising one staff person.
1) Manage the operation of the academic journal office of The American Naturalist; oversee the peer review process and the day-to-day functions of the journal office, taking on routine tasks as needed.
2) Track progress of manuscripts from submission through peer review to final decision and manage peer review pipeline.
3) Ensure that all articles and issues are produced on time, on page budget, and meet the standards of the University of Chicago Press; work with production, editorial, and electronic publishing to troubleshoot and solve problems.
4) Manage and track page charges, publication agreements, permissions requests, and perform other administrative management functions.
5) Liaise between the Press, the ASN executive committee, authors, editors, and review; maintain and nurture a strong relationship with the ASN; daily and heavy correspondence with all stakeholders.
6) Prepare monthly and annual reports of journal-wide statistics; write content for newsletter, email blasts, social media marketing efforts, and website for the Society and the Journal.
7) Represent the journal, the Press, and the society at two to three academic meetings a year.
8) Other special projects as needed.
1) Communicate clearly in writing.
2) Enjoy solving problems.
3) Deal with others with tact and diplomacy.
4) Respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries.
5) Maintain confidentiality.
6) Coordinate with others as a team; comfortable working and communicating with representatives from administrative to executive levels.
7) Work independently with a high degree of initiative.
8) Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
9) Manage stressful situations.
10) Facility with languages other than English.
1) Some domestic travel.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree.
2) Master's degree.
1)At least 5 yearsâ™ experience in STM publishing.
2) Experience with an academic journal publishing in the life sciences.
3) Experience working with a scholarly society.
4) Excellent written and verbal communication, decision making, leadership, and management skills.
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
2) Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, basic HTML, LaTeX, and Editorial Manager.
3) Knowledge of various social media platforms.
2) Cover Letter
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