Editorial Assistant

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2018
Ref
15757
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.