New England Botanical Club

Managing Editor, /Rhodora/

The New England Botanical Club (NEBC), organized in 1895, is a non-profit organization that promotes botanical research on the flora of North America, especially in New England and adjacent regions. NEBC publishes the scientific journal /Rhodora/, holds monthly meetings during the academic year (usually at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts), maintains vascular and nonvascular herbaria, has a small library, and annually provides botanical research funds for graduate students and others. The Fernald Award is awarded each year for the best publication in /Rhodora/ that makes use of herbarium specimens and/or involves fieldwork.

/Rhodora/, which began publication in 1899, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific papers and notes relating to the systematics, floristics, ecology, evolution, biogeography, population genetics, paleobotany, and conservation biology of North America and floristically-related regions. /Rhodora/, published by Allen Press, is issued four times per year, typically totaling about 450 printed pages annually. For more information about NEBC or /Rhodora/, please visit *http://bit.ly/2D9tMKm* <http://www.rhodora.org>*.*

NEBC is seeking a part-time, professional Managing Editor for the journal /Rhodora/ who will report to the Editor-in-Chief. This is a hands-on position that oversees the preparation of accepted manuscripts for submission to Allen Press.


 * Copy-edit accepted manuscripts and format for submission to Allen Press
 * Prepare Table of Contents for each issue and Index for final issue
   per year
 * Review proofs and communicate with authors during the copy-editing
 * Communicate promptly and effectively with the Editor-in-Chief and
   contacts at Allen Press

*Required Qualifications:*

 * Proficient with Microsoft Word and basic computer operations (email,
   file attachments, Dropbox, etc.)
 * Skilled at writing, editing, and critical assessment
 * Possess excellent organizational skills
 * Be conversant in new technologies for publishing


*Preferred Skills:*

 * Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the botanical fields covered in
   the journal
 * Copy editing software experience

*To apply:*

Please send a *cover letter* detailing your interest in the position, a *curriculum vitae* listing previous, relevant experience, and names and contact information for*two references* to Brett Trowbridge (presid...@rhodora.org <mailto:presid...@rhodora.org>). Please use “Managing Editor Position” as the subject line. *Review of applications will begin March 21^st * and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The preferred start date on or before May 1, 2018, will overlap with the current Managing Editor. Please note that this is a salaried, part-time position, without benefits.

Questions?Please email Brett Trowbridge (presid...@rhodora.org <mailto:presid...@rhodora.org>).


Nishanta Rajakaruna <https://nishantarajakaruna.wordpress.com/>
Associate Professor <http://bio.calpoly.edu/content/Rajakaruna> in Plant Biology, Biological Sciences Department <http://bio.calpoly.edu/>, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Office: 33-367
Lab: 33-355A
Office Phone: 805-756-2836

Editor-in-Chief, /Rhodora/ <http://www.rhodora.org/rhodora/aboutrhodora.html>


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