Ecological Economics (ECOLEC) is looking to hire an Assistant Editor
The journal Ecological Economics (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/ecological-economics) is seeking a part-time Assistant Editor to support the Editors in various activities.
The Assistant Editor’s responsibilities include the following:
- Content acquisition: commissioning and editing special issues with an open call and in cooperation with guest-editors; work with the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE) to develop special Issues. Target: 3 proposals for special issues/call for papers per year. Upon acceptance of the proposals, prepare call for papers, find (guest) editors, and invite potential authors.
- Assist the Editors-in-Chief in their strategic actions, such as e.g. continuously overseeing the field of ecological economics as well as competing journals in terms of potential topics, editors, authors and reviewers; developing relations with academic communities and Societies of relevance to Ecological Economics.
- Manage the relations between the Editors-in-Chiefs and the Editors as well as the Members of the Editorial Board: monitor performance, identify the need for updates, etc.
- Identify “real problem papers”: papers that are stuck somewhere in the system for some reason, identify the causes of the problem, report those to the handling Editor or the Editor-in-Chief, and follow-up until solution. Handle any ethics cases when needed.
Ideal candidate’s profile
The ideal Assistant Editor:
- has an academic qualification (Bachelor-, Master- or PhD-degree) in the field of ecological economics
- has excellent communication skills, in written and spoken English, on academic matters, and with target audiences who are very diverse in terms of research expertise, professional experience, culture, gender, etc.
- has outstanding organizational talent, and can oversee and manage a complex system of multiple and overlapping tasks, with responsibilities distributed between several actors
- is effective, reliable, diligent, and careful in carrying out tasks
- has the technical abilities to efficiently employ the electronic systems provided by Elsevier (Editorial Manager, ScienceDirect, etc.) and other public database systems (Google Scholar, etc.)
- works independently and can easily organize and motivate themselves
Details of the appointment
- Duration: Initial agreement is from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2023. This agreement may be renewed upon mutual agreement.
- Workload: The position is expected to involve approximately 10 hours per week.
- Honorarium: EUR 7,500 per full year, or equivalent in USD; where applicable, VAT may be added.
- Application deadline: 1 September 2021. Please send your application to Sandra Broerse at email@example.com
- For inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org