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The Geological Society of America seeks to hire two Managing Editors!

The Geological Society of America is looking for two Managing Editors to join our Team!

About Us
The Geological Society of America (GSA) (https://www.geosociety.org) unites a diverse community of geoscientists with a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings. Members and friends around the world, from academia, government, and industry, participate in GSA meetings, publications, and programs at all career levels, to foster professional excellence. GSA values and supports inclusion through cooperative research, public dialogue on earth issues, science education, and the application of geoscience in the service of humankind.

GSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and GSA is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business organization and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in our organizational policies, and the way we do business at GSA, and is an important principle of sound business management. Please see GSA’s Commitment to Diversity.

The Job

Our Managing Editor’s duties included editorial, production, information technology, accounting, and customer service along with management of the people and processes required to produce one or more of the society’s publications (GSA Bulletin, Geology, Geosphere, books).

Key Essential functions include but are not limited to:

•    Manages editorial and most production functions associated with print and online publication of one or more of the organization’s publications, including both pre-and post-acceptance tasks.
•    Designs and monitors workflow and ensures timely print and online publication of peer-reviewed research papers. This includes the ongoing assessment of current business practices associated with editorial and production techniques and implementation as needed and desired.
•    Management, support, and high-level usage of online manuscript submission and peer-review system, including content technical checks, processing submissions, troubleshooting system, and providing technical support for authors, editors, and reviewers;
•    Collaborates with science editors to ensure timely publication of high-quality papers.
•    Designs format and determines layout (i.e., pagination) of publication.
•    XML codes metadata; packages and publishes online content; resupplies online files as needed; identifies and resolves content tagging issues or works with vendors to resolve these.
•    Tracks invoicing and revenue and determines budget needs for one of the publications with the assistance of the publications director.
•    Provides editorial services to meet the needs of the GSA headquarters staff and science editors.
•    Builds and maintains relationships with authors, staff, reviewers, science editors, associate editors, editorial board members, and vendors.
•    Completes administrative duties, such as archiving, maintaining drives, tracking and updating publication data (ranging from XML files to simple statistics), and preparing reports.
•    Performs other tasks as required by the editorial manager or publications director.
•    May act on behalf of the editorial manager in their absence.
•    Oversees work of exempt, non-exempt, and contract employees (includes editorial assistant, production staff, and contract copy editors, proofreaders, and typesetters). Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, and performance management. Assigns projects and goals and is responsible for group results.
•    Other duties as assigned.

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree preferably in English, communications, or Science with an emphasis in Geology preferred.  A minimum of 3-5 years as an editor of scholarly publications.

The position is full-time.  GSA Headquarters is located in Boulder, Colorado. For the right candidate, this position may be conducted remotely. The salary range is $60,000 – $80,000 based on experience. GSA provides excellent benefits, including medical, dental, PTO, life insurance, retirement, and opportunities for professional development.

If you are interested in this position, please go to GSA Career Center to apply, review the complete job description and submit a resume along detailed cover letter regarding your fit and experience for this position. This position will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply immediately. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 30, 2023, at 5:00 pm.

GSA is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace where all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the business’s success and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in Organization policy and the way we do business at GSA and is an important principle of sound business management. Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

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