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Editorial Associate

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) has an immediate opening for the position of Editorial Associate, to be located at the AAG’s central office in Washington, DC.  In collaboration with the Managing Editor and the Production Editor, the Editorial Associate will contribute to the day-to-day operations of the AAG’s four scholarly journals: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, The Professional Geographer, The AAG Review of Books, and GeoHumanities. 
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with processing new submissions and managing the peer review process.
  • Prepare accepted articles for transmission to publisher via the online manuscript tracking system.
  • Review galley pages for style and format errors, and incorporate edits from authors and journal editors 
  • Ensure the journals adhere to all publishing deadlines and page budgets. 
  • Coordinate between journal editors, AAG communications staff, and the publisher on marketing for the journals. 
  • Maintain journal pages on the Association’s website using a Content Management System (CMS). 
 
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Geography, or a related discipline is preferred. 
  • One to two years related work experience required.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential. 
  • Knowledge of Chicago Style required. 
  • Must have ability to work independently, handle and prioritize several tasks at once. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs and Adobe Acrobat required; experience with Adobe CS a plus. 
  • Familiarity with an online manuscript submission system (ScholarOne Manuscript Central) a plus.

The AAG is an equal opportunity employer and offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package, and an excellent collegial working environment. Salary is commensurate with expertise and experience. The AAG is located in the heart of Washington, DC, near Dupont Circle.

To Apply: Please send a letter of application, resume, and contact information for two references via email to: Jenny Lunn at jlunn@aag.org.


Nature and Society Section Editor Sought for Annals of the AAG

The Association of American Geographers seeks applications and nominations for the Nature and Society section editor for the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. The new section editor will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence on January 1, 2016. The appointment will be made by fall 2015.

The AAG seeks an editor who will solicit, review, and accept for publication articles in the Nature and Society subject area, within publication-space limitations that will be determined annually.

The AAG Council expects that the new editor will accept manuscripts from across the breadth and depth of intellectual activity in their subject area of contemporary geography. The AAG Council further expects that the Annals will publish items that represent the very best thinking in geography. The section editor should be eager to act as an intellectual entrepreneur to attract the very best work being produced.

In support of these goals, the editorial candidate should possess demonstrated expertise within the section subject area (Nature and Society), a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, a broad perspective on the discipline of geography, respect and affection for its diversity, and an ability to work constructively with authors during the review process. Institutional support for the new editor (especially some time released from teaching) is desirable, but not mandatory. The AAG will provide a stipend to be used for expenses and honorarium at the editor’s discretion.

The section editor will work in coordination with the AAG Journals Managing Editor, located at the Meridian Place AAG office in Washington, DC. The Managing Editor bears primary responsibility for the logistics of processing manuscripts and book reviews, and for assembling and coordinating the publication of each issue of the journal in collaboration with the editors and the journal’s publisher. Editor candidates, therefore, should share the AAG Council's vision of an accessible, decentralized, and collaborative Annals editorship.

A letter of application that addresses both qualifications and a vision for the Nature and Society section should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae. Nominations and applications should be submitted by May 1, 2015. Please e-mail applications or letters of nomination to Jenny Lunn at jlunn@aag.org.

 

People, Place, and Region Section Editor Sought for Annals of the AAG

The Association of American Geographers seeks applications and nominations for the People, Place, and Region section editor for the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. The new section editor will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence on January 1, 2016. The appointment will be made by fall 2015.

The AAG seeks an editor who will solicit, review, and accept for publication articles in the People, Place, and Region subject area, within publication-space limitations that will be determined annually.

The AAG Council expects that the new editor will accept manuscripts from across the breadth and depth of intellectual activity in their subject area of contemporary American geography. The AAG Council further expects that the Annals will publish items that represent the very best thinking in American geography. The section editor should be eager to act as an intellectual entrepreneur to attract the very best work being produced.

In support of these goals, the editorial candidate should possess demonstrated expertise within the section subject area (People, Place, and Region), a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, a broad perspective on the discipline of geography, respect and affection for its diversity, and an ability to work constructively with authors during the review process. Institutional support for the new editor (especially some time released from teaching) is desirable, but not mandatory. The AAG will provide a stipend to be used for expenses and honorarium at the editor’s discretion.

The section editor will work in coordination with the AAG Journals Managing Editor, located at the Meridian Place AAG office in Washington, DC. The Managing Editor bears primary responsibility for the logistics of processing manuscripts and book reviews, and for assembling and coordinating the publication of each issue of the journal in collaboration with the editors and the journal’s publisher. Editor candidates, therefore, should share the AAG Council's vision of an accessible, decentralized, and collaborative Annals editorship.

A letter of application that addresses both qualifications and a vision for the People, Place, and Region section should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae. Nominations and applications should be submitted by May 1, 2015. Please e-mail applications or letters of nomination to Jenny Lunn at jlunn@aag.org.