Assistant Editor Position

Ecological Economics (ECOLEC) is looking to hire an Assistant Editor

The journal 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
  • For inquiries please contact

2 Responses

  1. I wish to work with ISEE and want to help to find original research work in the field of ecological economics.

  2. I am a life member of Indian Society of Ecological Economics (INSEE) a sub-unit of ISEE.

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