Schedule M-Th, schedule TBD
Education Level Bachelor's degree in English, or related field.
Career Level Requires 4 years of relevant experience.
Should the successful applicant be a Unifor Unit 1 bargaining unit member, who meets the eligibility conditions of Article 19.02 of the Unifor Unit 1 Collective Agreement, then the Limited Term Assignment will be defined as a Career Growth Opportunity in accordance with Article 19 of the Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.
For Department use only.
The position of Managing Editor was created when the Degroote School of Business, McMaster University, became host of the International Journal of Comparative Management in January 2021. The Managing Editor provides editorial and administrative support to the Editor in Chief, authors, reviewers, division and associate editors, and anyone requesting information pertaining to the journal. The Managing Editor is responsible for managing a broad array of activities for the journal, including scheduling articles for publication, monitoring and making necessary improvements to existing infrastructures (submission processes, reviewing processes, financial reporting, status updates), suggesting and carrying out public relations initiatives (media releases, reviewer recognition, award recipient notification), organizing manuscripts and reviews, and overseeing all correspondence, whether on behalf of the IJCM office or the Editor in Chief. In short, the Managing Editor is responsible for the coordination of all activities of the journal to ensure its efficient and effective operation.
Responsible for providing editorial and administrative support to the Editor-in-Chief, submitting authors, reviewers, and division and associate editors. Coordinates the publication of a journal including, but not limited to, scheduling, proofreading, and editing all articles for submission.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Proofread manuscripts accepted for publication.
Read and understand corrections from copyeditors.
Draft quarterly media releases to promote selected articles following a standard news release format.
Identify and initiate journal strategy and ways to innovate.
Negotiate the terms of contract licenses and the revisions of articles with authors.
Provide detailed instructions to authors regarding manuscript submissions.
Train users on manuscript submission software.
Estimate timelines and coordinate resources regarding editors, software, and media releases.
Schedule and prioritize tasks for editors and journal contributors.
Coordinate meetings and information sessions.
Create, review and update brochure designs and content.
Manage editors’ work in the electronic submission system.
Update templates and upload content to the departmental website.
Compile statistical, progress, initiative, and financial information.
Create spreadsheets to input, track, and retrieve information.
Design graphs and charts to display data.
Design and administer electronic evaluation surveys.
Design, prepare, and distribute thank you gifts and commemorative plaques.
Develop annual budgets.
Monitor and reconcile account expenditures.
Prepare financial statements to be presented to the executive board.
Calculate various journal statistics and expenses.
Write a variety of documents including, but not limited to, correspondence, presentation slides, grants and articles.
Process contracts with publishers and external agencies.
Assemble, copy, and collate documents and packages.
Conduct literature and web searches for references to be used in grants, articles, or publications.
Identify issues and inefficiencies and provide recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief regarding the publication processes.
Adhere to established copyediting and University policies and procedures.
Respond independently to requests requiring a thorough understanding of departmental and University policies and procedures.
Provide lead hand supervision and is responsible for the quality and quantity of work of others.
Bachelor's degree in English, or related field.
Requires 4 years of relevant experience.
For Department use only.
Candidates must possess strong skills in written and oral communications, as well as in problem solving and analytical thinking. A graduate degree will be an asset as the candidate will be communicating with academic researchers. A keen eye for detail is essential as proofreading of publications and journal communications occurs daily. The candidate must adapt to change easily and work alone for long periods of time with minimal supervision. Diplomacy, discretion, tact, conscientiousness, and strong organizational and planning skills are essential. A working familiarity with budgeting and financial reporting is also necessary. The candidate selected for this position will need to work with University financial software systems (Mosaic), will possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and will have worked in an office environment. Experience in the publishing industry is an asset as well as familiarity with publication manuals. Proficiency in Microsoft office is essential as well as a comfort level working with journal databases.
Familiarity with journal dashboards and social media platforms is necessary to assign manuscripts to reviewers, manage the editorial process, and promote articles chosen for publication via twitter, facebook and LinkedIn etc.
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
Only applications which include both a cover letter and resume will be considered.
Employment Equity Statement
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
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