Pacific Seabird Group seeks a Managing Editor for its scientific journal, Marine Ornithology

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The role of Managing Editor for Pacific Seabird Group’s (PSG) scientific journal, Marine Ornithology has opened.

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

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