The position operates with a high degree of independence and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the future of the journal. The position is described below.
The Managing Editor:
- Works with Editor-in-Chief, Dr. David Ainley, and the Book Review Editor to meet publishing deadlines and produce two issues per year.
- Assigns manuscripts to editorial staff, copy editors, and layout and design team.
- Keeps up to date with trends in publishing and facilitates the development of the journal to maintain its standing as a journal of choice for seabird researchers.
- Assesses journal progress by keeping track of the topics covered, the nationalities of authors, number of words published annually, etc.
- Provides a liaison among the Editor-in-Chief, copy editors, the layout and design team, and Online and Book Review Editors.
- May provide editorial functions to improve papers, as needed.
- Manages finances and budget projections with assistance of the PSG Treasurer.
- Communicates with PSG Executive Council: provides a brief annual report on finances and requests for funding as needed, issues or challenges facing the journal, and an annual publications summary.
- Handles an average of 40 manuscripts per year.
- Commits an average of 15-25 hours per month.
- Collects an honorarium of $3,000/year (this amount may increase in future).
Candidate profile/skills and qualifications:
- An independent self-starter and team leader
- Advanced degree in a related field, or commensurate experience
- A record of publishing in your area of expertise
- Strong organizational skills and an interest in the field of scientific publishing
- Previous experience in science publishing and/or not-for-profit management an asset
13 January 2023