Journal Managing Editor

Maryland, United States
26 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Purpose of Position:  

This position will support the technical writing, editorial review, and publication of documents for the Energetics Research Group (ERG), a center operated by the Whiting School of Engineering.  ERG is the U.S. national resource for worldwide research; data; information; and analysis of energetics, explosives and chemical, electrical and nuclear propulsion for missile, space, and gun propulsion systems.

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Superior communication skills required, with ability to develop papers, presentation and reports, and represent the organization to the highest levels of US government sponsors and stakeholders. A work experience portfolio which includes support of multiple federal and DoD entities (service, civilian, contractor) strongly preferred.
  • Special skills and knowledge:  Superior communication skills required, with ability to develop papers, presentation and reports, and represent the organization to the highest levels of US government sponsors and stakeholders.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification: 

  • Identify the level required/preferred to perform this job.
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Education or a related field required with 2 years of professional writing and editing experience in a technical or scientific field.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Additional information: U.S. citizenship required.

Internal and External Contacts: 

  • Successful performance of these duties will require coordination and interaction with internal technical and operational team members, as well as US Government sponsors from multiple agencies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Serve as Managing Editor and Lead Author for the research, development and publication of a comprehensive history of the Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Propulsion Committee.

  • Coordinate with contributors to ensure adherence to content guidelines, including securing of necessary DoD approvals for publication and copyright, and interface with local printing subcontractor.
  • Provide editing, typesetting, and final formatting of any and all volumes.
  • Establish contributor guidelines, resource materials, and recommendations for overall format and content of the volume.
  • Extensively research and catalog all relevant documents and findings for the technical history and contributions of JANNAF.
  • Develop and manage schedule for the project.
  • Lead editorial meetings for the volume.
  • Represent the work at meetings and conduct outreach and interview as necessary to gather information and market the work.
  • Provide editorial review and comment on ERG technical reports, manuscripts, and proposals where required. 

Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $25.74 to $35.43 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Varies 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 25-MD:JH at Columbia Center 
Department name: 10001507-Energetics Research Group 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

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