Volunteer Opportunity

Technical Editor/Copyeditor - Academic journal

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Journal of Geophysics | Los Angeles, CA
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Journal of Geophysics


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Start Date

May 15, 2019

End Date

December 15, 2019

Times of Day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Objective:

Journal of Geophysics, the oldest geophysical journal in the World now in its fourth edition (50-year Impact Factor: 32.18), is looking for passionate individuals who believe in Open Access to research. The Technical Editor/Copywriter helps create website content to promote programs and services by presenting information in an appealing, informative, concise and easy-to-understand manner to raise awareness by performing the following duties. She/he also copy-edits scientific papers submitted by researchers from all over the world.

Essential Functions:

  1. Prepares contents and new website pages/sections to reflect current JoG services and programs;
  2. Communicates with members of the Editorial Board as well as outside contacts such as authors, external reviewers, professional societies, universities, governmental agencies, and businesses;
  3. Proofreads and edits as necessary. Considers copyright laws such as registered and trademarked symbols, country of origin, etc.;
  4. Assists other service and program staff on other projects as needed.

Required Education & Experience

  1. Native speaker of English language;
  2. Bachelor's or Masters in English (or other Humanities), Communications, or Marketing;
  3. Advanced degree (or pursuing current graduate coursework) in Earth Sciences desirable;
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and editing skills;
  5. Previous experience as a copywriter/website content specialist preferred;
  6. Experience in the web development field and managing digital content;
  7. Strong organization skills with emphasis on being conscientious and detail-oriented;
  8. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work with minimal supervision remotely.

We are looking for volunteers who believe in our mission and are willing to commit at least 10 hours a week for a minimum of six months. If this is something that interests you then please send us your resume. Promotion potential: (A) Section Editor; (B) Associate Editor.

Objective:

Journal of Geophysics, the oldest geophysical journal in the World now in its fourth edition (50-year Impact Factor: 32.18), is looking for passionate individuals who believe in Open Access to research. The Technical Editor…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible

How To Apply

Preferred resume format is PDF.

Preferred resume format is PDF.

Location

Los Angeles, CA
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