We're hiring! Searching for Managing Editor for Birds of the World

BOW Team November 17, 2021
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We’re hiring! Our editorial team is growing and we’d like your help in spreading the word.  The successful candidate will help manage our ambitious publishing schedule. You will work with an esteemed group of ornithologists, each committed to maintaining Birds of the World as the world’s preeminent source of avian life-history information. Though classified as “Communications Assistant” the job requires editorial skills and will be supervised by our Sr. Managing Editor.

As the Birds of the World Communications Assistant, you will implement workflows for content updates, editorial solicitations, reviews, and a consistent publishing schedule. You will liaise with the senior managing editor, scientific editors, consultants, contributors, and other staff to accomplish workflows and maintain the publishing schedule.  Additionally, you will onboard and provide orientation to external contributors to the BOW system and provide support in BOW website features and best practices, as well as content guidelines.

Your job will be to:

  • Manage content and production to maintain and improve the rate, depth, and scientific quality of content production.

  • Edit specified BOW species accounts for organization, consistency, and scholarly quality, ensuring that the literature citations and bibliographies are up to date, and that content is engaging and accessible to internal and external audiences. Research and confirm sources and verify or supplement information, copyright permissions,

  • Manage or generate ancillary account materials (media, maps, figures, etc.).

  • Maintain, archive, and manage details relevant to account authorship over time (informing authors of revisions, contacting coauthors, etc.). Evaluate and update support documents. Engage and support the contributor community.

  • Liaise with Cornell’s Finance professionals to ensure contract and invoice compliance. They will develop and gather information for annual reports and budgets.

This is a highly collaborative position, as you will collaborate with the entire BOW team to design and troubleshoot new features and assist in the planning and implementation of project goals.

This position is located at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.  This is a flexible hybrid (on-site and remote) work opportunity for current or future New York state residents. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse background to apply.

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