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 SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

JOB TITLE: Managing Editor - PALAIOS

DEPARTMENT: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

LOCATION: SEPM offices and administrative support are located Tulsa, OK but applicants may propose an alternative location for this position.

STATUS: Potential Full-time if located in Tulsa, OK at SEPM headquarters where additional duties will be assigned otherwise, Part-time (3/4 time) approximately 130 hours per month.

SALARY INFORMATION: The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To provide managing editor support for the monthly publication of the scientific journal – PALAIOS.

NATURE OF WORK This position interacts with the journal’s Science Editors, authors, Associate Editors, reviewers and outsourced publication production companies as well as the headquarters office of the Society. It is a heavily multi-tasking position.

TYPICAL DUTIES: Oversight of Allentrack software system for online submission and review of manscripts, including initial quality control, monitoring of assigned associate editors and reviewers. Management of the accepted manuscripts through the production and online publications processes. Acting as a contact point for the journal and maintaining up to date content on the journal websites. Additional duties include attending two major geoscience meetings each year (AAPG and GSA) for networking activities with authors, editors and reviewers.

Education: Degree in geoscience.

Experience: Strong background in geoscience, especially paleontology with experience in editing and the publication of a technical scientific journal.

Skills: A strong background in geological sciences, especially sedimentary geology/paleontology, to effectively communicate with authors, as well as to edit and check science content in manuscripts. Requires strong grammatical skills to edit manuscripts, computer program expertise in a range of word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics programs, ability and willingness to learn new computer programs as needed.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills to correspond efficiently and tactfully with authors and peer-review community, including non-native English speakers. A high degree of multi-tasking organizational skills to maintain up-to-date knowledge of reviewer and Associate Editor review loads and histories, external email records, and integration with Allen Track records is essential. Additionally, the applicant should have office managerial skills to run point-of-contact journal office and the ability to learn and use CMS software to manage and update websites associate with journals

SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a digital application to including a one page introductory letter and a resume.