Editorial Assistant

Massachusetts, United States
14 Sep 2018
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14 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT II, Chemistry (part-time, 20 hrs/wk.), to provide editorial support for the editor-in-chief of the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal, Chemical Biology. Duties include coordinating review and publication efforts with the ACS managing editor and editorial review staff; working with associate editors and members of the editorial advisory board; administering critical operations for the editorial office; coordinating communications between the editorial office and the ACS office in Washington, DC; organizing the Chemical Biology editorial board’s projects/activities; assisting with developing management tools for conducting and evaluating peer reviews (on-line); and providing input regarding development of the journal webpage.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: two years’ related administrative/office experience; strong analytical, problem solving, editorial, time management, organizational, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills; ability to prioritize and function efficiently despite frequent interruptions and deadline pressure; meticulous attention to detail; strong Excel, Word, email, and internet skills; well-developed writing, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading abilities; discretion with confidential/sensitive information; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; and ability to interpret, communicate, and apply policies and procedures. Experience with graphics programs desirable, e.g., Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Bachelor’s degree and experience maintaining websites strongly preferred; as is an understanding of scientific concepts and terminology. 

Schedule to be determined.