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 Science Editor - Rockville, Maryland, United States

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Posted by: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Publishing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 9MdqmLGKANgCVIqIwPQtykgOMABjzF / Latpro-3830273 
Date posted: Oct-09-2021
State, Zip: Maryland, 20847


The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is aninternational nonprofit scientific and educational organization. With over 10,000 members, made up of students, researchers, educators, and industry professionals, theASBMB is one of the largest molecular life science societies in the world.

ASBMB is seeking a Science Editor that focuses on outreach to editors and authors and identifying potential new topics of scientific interest for the Societys Journal portfolio. The Science Editor also focuses on promotion and dissemination of research findings within the Societys Journal portfolio.


The Science Editor contributes to enriching the existing content of the Societys Journal portfolio. They will work together with the editors and ASBMB staff to identify topic areas for content recruitment; they will attend conferences and additional meetings torepresent the Journals and identify potential authors to engage with. They will develop specialty content on an ad-hoc basis, disseminate and promote research findings from the journals.


  • Works with the Society departments staff and editors to curate content for the journal websites and marketing materials (brochures, minicollections, virtualissues, etc.).
  • Shares specialty content (author resources, editorials, etc.) and updatesregarding editors, journal policies, awards, and events.
  • Works closely with the Communications and Marketing Departments.
  • Attends scientific conferences. Follows up with potential authors to build ascientific network representative of the journal.
  • Establishes expectations for successful submissions in core areas and toimprove submission rates.
  • Works with the Director of Publications and Assistant Publications Director todevelop an editorial strategy for the Society.
  • Writes brief summaries of selected articles for technical and non-technicalaudiences.
  • Engages with other ASBMB staff to facilitate distribution/marketing of relevant content.
  • Writes special correspondence to authors, editorial board members and editors.
  • Edits, proofreads and other support for ongoing projects in a backup role.
  • Adapts to shifting responsibilities as needs arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biological chemistry/life sciences required.
  • Ability to communicate technical content to a broad, multidisciplinary audience.
  • Experience disseminating content of peer-reviewed journals preferred.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to distill complex information into engaging prose.
  • Familiarity with marketing strategies and best practices preferred.
  • Fast learner and self-motivated.
  • Represent the Society and the Journals in conferences and events.
  • Experience in science publishing practices and policies, to best assess new editorial and scientific opportunities.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Position is located to Rockville, MD.

This position offers a competitive salary with exceptional benefits that include a 403(b)-retirement plan; generous paid time off; medical, dental and vision insurance plans; flexible spending; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; and more. Close to metro and bus service with Company sponsored parking.

To apply, please go to a cover letter and a resume with salary requirements.

To learn more about ASBMB, please visit

ASBMB is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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