Assistant Editor Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for an Assistant Editor to provide support services to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This person will provide publication editing support to the Office of Science and Technology. NOAA NMFS publishes two quarterly scientific journals (Marine Fisheries Review and Fishery Bulletin), a series of NOAA Professional Papers, and a series of NOAA Technical Memoranda.
The Assistant Editor will work with the Scientific Editor of Fishery Bulletin and Professional Papers to manage the flow of manuscripts from receipt to acceptance, and to perform routine editorial work, including:
- Editing tasks such as:
- Assuring accuracy of literature and footnote citations, and formatting them in the respective journal style.
- Checking common and scientific name of species.
- Providing definitions for new or unusual scientific terms, and mathematical expressions in equations.
- Creating accurate and comprehensive figure and table legends.
- Inserting doi code for cited websites and online articles.
- Managing the electronic manuscript and peer review system (Scholar One); working independently on this system to facilitate the editorial work of the NMFS Scientific Editor in dealing with a broad range of fisheries science manuscripts.
- Monitoring and managing the peer review process,
- Ensuring that all parts of each manuscript (tables, figures, literature citations, supplementary matter) are complete, that all literature citations are accurate, and that the final copy is both grammatically correct and in the format required by the publication.
- Corresponding with and supporting the scientific editor, managing editor, publisher, and authors.
- Following journal editorial standards, style, and procedures.
- Completing all editorial tasks according to a rigorous time schedule.
The position is expected to last approximately one year. The rate of pay is $32-35/hr, depending on skills and experience, and the position is eligible for the benefits described on the Integrated Statistics website. The preferred location is Silver Spring MD, but Seattle WA may be possible.
- BA or BS degree in English or Journalism, or closely related field.
- Outstanding grasp of English fundamentals and proven expertise in editing.
- Ability to apply relevant scientific style manuals (e.g., that of Council of Science Editors). An editing test may be conducted.
- Track record of success in working in a deadline-driven environment. Ability to work independently but still be a team player.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with authors and editors.
- Knowledge of fisheries or biological science is preferable.
Integrated Statistics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, Integrated Statistics is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office.