Physical Review Letters seeks an Assistant Editor (September 19, 2012)
The editors of Physical Review Letters seek a dynamic and personable colleague for the position of Assistant Editor at the editorial offices in Ridge, New York, on Long Island near Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University. The primary job of an editor is to decide, aided by anonymous peer review, which papers merit publication according to the journal's criteria.
A recent PhD in physics or a closely related field is required, as well as some post-doctoral research experience. Familiarity with the research publication process and an excellent command of written and spoken English are essential. We will train the new editor to develop needed editorial skills. We would also welcome an interest in contributing to ongoing efforts by the APS journals to reach out to nonspecialist and general readers.
We offer career stability, a competitive salary, and an outstanding
benefits package to a qualified individual ready to start a
nontraditional career in physics. For general information about the
American Physical Society and its journals, see www.aps.org. To apply,
please send your resume plus cover letter containing salary requirements
and timetable of availability to: