December 15, 2011

Entry-level editor job @ science magazine

Sea Technology, a 16,000-circulation monthly science magazine located in the Washington, D.C. area,  has an immediate opening for an assistant editor.

The assistant is responsible for all aspects of editorial content, including strategic planning and communicating with authors. Duties include editing and formatting contributed feature articles and news releases, performing layout and fact-checking tasks, compiling a biweekly e-newsletter, and occasionally developing and writing feature articles, reports and editorials. The assistant editor also represents the magazine at meetings with the industry, scientific community and government. This is not a telecommute position.

Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in a related field, and strong copyediting, research and writing talent is required. The applicant must possess the ability to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines and communicate well. He or she should be a quick learner with a solid basis in AP style rules and a willingness to adapt to house style.

Editing and writing experience is required, preferably working or interning for a monthly trade or newsstand magazine. Experience in the ocean sciences/engineering fields is a plus.

Solid knowledge of computer word processing, desktop publishing with InDesign and graphic software is required, and experience with HTML and e-newsletters is preferred.

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing clips to Meghan Ventura at editorial@sea-technology.com. No phone calls, please.

For examples of articles the assistant editor will write and edit, download Sea Technology magazine's October issue at the following link: http://sea-technology.epubxpress.com/pdfs/2011_OCT.pdf

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