Developmental Editor

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Rockville, Maryland
Excellent benefits and commensurate salary
Jan 12, 2021
Feb 16, 2021
Full Time

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is one of the largest molecular life science societies in the world with a membership made up of researchers, educators, students, and industry professionals. We provide professional development for scientists at every step of their career journeys.


Primary Function:


ASBMB is seeking a full-time developmental editor to contribute to the effective dissemination of research, review and other commissioned content at the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Journal of Lipid Research. These journals publish new findings, insights, and analysis at the cutting edge of the biosciences, and the developmental editor plays a critical role in making sure the impact and ingenuity of these results are clear to the broadest possible audience.


Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Optimizing the clarity and reach of JBC and JLR articles by providing editorial input on titles and abstracts.
  • Commissioning, developmentally editing and overseeing delivery of JBC’s Editors’ Picks Highlights to the production team.
  • Providing developmental feedback on JBC Reviews to improve their clarity, cohesion, and content.
  • Writing brief summaries of selected articles for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Engaging with other ASBMB staff to facilitate distribution/marketing of relevant content.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a topic within biological chemistry required.
  • Broad knowledge of/curiosity about science across the breadth of the journals’ scope.
  • 2-4 years’ prior editorial experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written communication skills to clarify editorial suggestions and facilitate revisions.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to communicate technical content to a broad, multidisciplinary audience.
  • Ability to edit with confidence while respecting the voice of the author.
  • Ability to maintain consistent style and tone.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.

Staff is currently working remotely but when the office re-opens, on-site work will be required.

Please send a cover letter and salary requirement with your resume.

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ASBMB is an equal opportunity employer.