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Posted February 18, 2021

Content Production Editor – American Association for the Advancement of Science

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

We have an excellent opportunity for a talented Content Production Editor to join our Science editorial team. We are seeking a strong copyeditor, comfortable with highly technical scientific material, to help coordinate the editing, production, and publication of scientific research papers for the journal Science.

Are you ready to be a Force for Science?

What You’ll Do

Edit scientific research papers for grammar, house style, and specialized scientific nomenclature
Send edited manuscripts and galley proofs to authors; oversee alterations made by authors, proofreaders, and others to galleys
Prepare XML files for online publication and galley proof generation
Work with staff artists, authors, and technical editors to prepare and check figures for publication
Prepare supplementary materials—including tables, figures, videos, Excel-based data tables, and other file types—for online publication
Troubleshoot editorial and technical problems as they arise
Perform other duties that may include establishing style criteria, testing and evaluating new products and publications, and special projects

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree with a strong background in English or Bachelor of Arts degree with a strong background in science
3-5 years of copyediting experience preferred
Familiarity and experience with scholarly publishing workflows
Strong copyediting skills, with demonstrated understanding of publication standards and proven ability to edit highly technical scientific and mathematical material
Strong technical skills in contemporary software packages, including Word, eXtyles, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, XML, Oxygen XML Editor, Adobe InCopy, and vjoon K4
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to learn new technologies and incorporate new skills and knowledge into daily work

Application Process

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by March 17, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.

To Apply:

https://bit.ly/contentproductioneditor

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