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Professional society devoted to advancing the geosciences

The Editorial Assistant supports the publications department and the managing editor(s) of one or more of the Geological Society of America’s (GSA) publication projects. The Editorial Assistant assists with editorial, digital, clerical, production, project tracking, and any other work assigned. Specific duties vary based upon the current projects and publications. Responsibilities include preparing manuscripts, reviewing copyediting, proofreading, utilizing/troubleshooting submission and peer review systems, correspondence, and administrative duties. Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, previous editorial experience, the ability to communicate clearly and work amicably with others, an excellent command of English, high proficiency in computers and various applications, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and balance multiple priorities. Preferred qualifications include previous experience with a scientific, academic, or scholarly publication; experience following a house style guide and the Chicago Manual of Style; familiarity with scientific terminology; comfort with spreadsheets; and knowledge of manuscript submission and peer review systems (e.g., eJournal Press or Editorial Manager, etc.), eXtyles, and the print/electronic publication process.

GSA is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA, but supports distributed teams. Candidates who are able to work in the Boulder office 2 to 3 days per week are preferred, but fully remote candidates will be considered.

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