Associate or Senior Editor, Ecology

Washington D.C.
May 21 2021
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Associate or Senior Editor, Ecology


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science are seeking a talented scientist to join our editorial team as an Associate or Senior Editor. This is a full-time position and candidates may be based in Washington, DC, Cambridge, UK, or Remote (US-based in select states). 

We are looking for someone with a strong research background in forest and community ecology (at the post-doctoral level) with broad interests that include areas such as multispecies dynamics, ecosystem function, and biogeography. We seek applicants who love science, are able to rigorously and critically evaluate scientific work, have a wide knowledge of key players in the field, and have excellent written and verbal communication and networking skills. We value candidates who bring diverse perspectives to our editorial team.

Are you ready to be a Force for Science? 

What You’ll Do 

  • Manage the evaluation, review, and editing of submitted manuscripts in the fields of plant ecology and biodiversity. 
  • Judge the scientific value of research and make decisions based on input from advisors and reviewers, and in consultation with colleagues. 
  • Provide recommendations and consult with authors on manuscript revision.  
  • Write summaries of research results for publication. 
  • Follow the manuscript through the production process to ensure material is published in a timely manner. 
  • Commission and edit timely review articles on a broad range of topics. 
  • Network with the scientific community through meetings and professional contacts and encourage submission of excellent manuscripts. 
  • Represent Science at scientific meetings nationally and internationally. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A PhD related to plant ecology, biodiversity, and biology. 
  • One to five years of post-PhD experience, including postdoctoral research experience and multiple publications. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of scientific research methods in order to discuss technical issues with authors. 
  • Outreach skills to be effective at acquiring excellent papers. 
  • Exceptional written, communication, and listening skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing and modifying manuscripts. 
  • Ability to work constructively as a member of a tight-knit team. 
  • Editorial experience not required, but preferred (at the Senior Editor level, 5 years of experience selecting/editing research is required). 

Application Process 

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by June 20, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview. 

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.