Call for Applications for Freelance Assistant/Content Editor
American Journal of Botany

The Botanical Society of America seeks a freelance assistant/content editor for its monthly peer-reviewed research journal, the American Journal of Botany (AJB).

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing tentatively accepted papers for specific editorial concerns;
  • Checking final revisions from authors;
  • Reviewing and editing Issue Highlights (summaries of papers selected by the Editor-in-Chief and written by authors);
  • Communicating with the editors, editorial team, and authors;
  • Participating in editorial board meetings and other publication-related discussions;
  • Filling in for the managing editors of AJB and Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS; the BSA’s methods journal) when the ME’s are out of the office.

 Candidates must have previous editing experience, a background in biology and/or botany, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

 To apply, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Tentative deadline is January 15, 2022 or until position is filled.