Deputy Editor, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin

Application deadline 30 October

ASLO invites applications for the position of Deputy Editor for its journal, Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin (LOB). LOB is the primary member communications vehicle for ASLO, containing feature articles, book reviews, society and policy news, and other items of interest to ASLO members. LOB is a quarterly publication, currently consisting of approximately 32 editorial pages per issue (including society and policy news), for a total of 128 pages annually.

The new Deputy Editor will work under the guidance of the ASLO Director of Communications and Science, who is the lead Editor of LOB. The Deputy Editor will be responsible for commissioning of feature articles, including developing an editorial plan, soliciting authors, ensuring timely review, adjudication, and revision of accepted feature articles for the journal. In addition, the Deputy Editor will be responsible for book reviews and community news sections, and for cross-training with the Editor to be fluent in the editorial and production processes for the Bulletin. The Deputy Editor will work closely with ASLO’s publishing partner, John Wiley & Sons, in the production of LOB, including communicating with the managing and production editors for timely review of materials via the web-based submission system (ScholarOne), and review of page proofs for articles and sections under their purview. LOB manuscripts will be solicited and selected based on their broad interest to ASLO members. The Deputy Editor will be responsible for significant author solicitation to acquire original, timely manuscripts for publication in LOB, publishing approximately two major articles in each quarterly issue. In consultation with the Editor, the Deputy Editor will be responsible for ensuring that articles accepted and published in LOB meet the professional development and career needs of ASLO’s broad membership base.

The selected candidate will be an aquatic scientist with a clear vision and keen understanding of society member communication journals, and their role in providing timely, relevant articles that address member needs, challenges, and interests, as well as inform members about important activities, programs, and services within ASLO. Applicants from all career stages are encouraged to apply. Strong communication skills, a record of involvement in scientific societies and communications, and ability to forge a strong network of professional contacts are essential. A keen appreciation and understanding of the needs of ASLO members, coupled with a broad understanding of online publishing models, are essential.

The new Deputy Editor will begin serving in early 2016. The Deputy Editor serves a three-year term, renewable upon evaluation and agreement of the ASLO Board of Directors. This is a part-time contract and an honorarium will be provided, consistent with the effort required. Travel expenses to ASLO and OSM meetings are provided. All applications must include a letter of interest, a vision statement outlining the approach to the aforementioned duties (maximum two pages double-spaced), a CV, and names and contact information of three individuals who can evaluate their qualifications for this position. Deadline for applications is October 30, 2015. All applications will be reviewed by the ASLO Publications Committee. Interviews will occur in early December in Washington, DC.

Nominations and applications for the position should be submitted via e-mail to Sue Rulla at suer@sgmeet.com. Any questions or suggestions for nominees should be directed to Publications Committee Chair, Dr. R.W. Fulweiler at rwf@bu.edu.

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