Editorial Assistant

Washington D.C.
Nov 02, 2018
Nov 20, 2018
Full Time
Job Description Summary:
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is the National Academy of Science's official peer-reviewed journal of original scientific research. Since its establishment in 1914, it publishes cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.
Job Description:

Essential job duties include

1. Correspond with staff, authors, Academy Members and reviewers.

2. Remind editors and reviewers of deadlines.

3. Collect author revisions.

4 Notify author of manuscript acceptance or rejection.

5. Process editorial changes and resubmissions.

6. Perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks such as composing correspondence and answering the telephone.


• Related duties as required.

• Special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to solve intellectual problems using selection and applications of commonly used rules, procedures, and precedents.

Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.

Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other PNAS departments.

Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge.

Minimum Experience:  Two years of related experience

Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.

Employee Type:EmployeeScheduled Weekly Hours:37.5City/State:Washington, District of Columbia

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