Managing Editor, The CRISPR Journal

New Rochelle, New York
Competitive salary and benefits, including health, dental, and 401(k)
September 07 2017
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers -- a fast-paced STM publisher based in the Greater New York area -- offers a superb opportunity to play a pivotal part in the launch of a major new peer-reviewed science journal.

We are seeking a talented, inquisitive Managing Editor to have a critical role in managing all aspects of an exciting new journal devoted to the cutting-edge field of gene editing – The CRISPR Journal (see CRISPR is a new gene editing technology that has profound implications for the life sciences, from gene therapy and embryo editing to engineering new crops.

The Managing Editor will be a crucial linchpin in the editorial office, coordinating all aspects of the peer review and journal publication process. Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to): overseeing day-to-day journal administrative duties, including managing papers, overseeing peer-review, and organizing editorial calendars; working closely with the chief editor(s), academic editorial advisory board, and publishing colleagues; commissioning front matter news and review content; organizing roundtable discussions; writing press releases and articles for the journal and/or sister publications; representing the journal on lab visits, conferences and trade shows; and soliciting academic papers in conjunction with the academic editors and editorial board members.

The Managing Editor will join a privately held publishing company based in New Rochelle, New York, best known as the publisher of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News and more than 80 peer-reviewed titles. The successful candidate will work closely with talented editorial, marketing, sales and production team, and be closely mentored by personnel with decades of publishing experience. (S)he must be a self-starter, well organized, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; (s)he must have the ability to communicate swiftly and effectively on multiple related subject areas to many different teams. Accuracy and organizational skills are paramount. 

The successful candidate will have a degree in the life sciences, and preferably a PhD; previous editorial experience is preferred but not essential, as is familiarity with CRISPR/gene editing research. Experience with web-based manuscript submission and peer-review systems is also a plus.

Applicants should send their resume and a cover letter (email or regular mail) detailing their interest, aptitude and qualifications for this position, to: Dr Kevin Davies, Executive Editor, The CRISPR Journal, 140 Huguenot St, New Rochelle NY 10801; email: kdavies at liebertpub dot com. Informal inquiries are welcomed (call 914-740-2273). Applications are due no later than Monday, October 2nd, 2017.

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