Overview

Editorial Coordinator

 

SPIE is seeking an editorial coordinator for a portfolio of academic STEM journals. This person will facilitate the peer-review process and work directly with journal volunteers, including editors and reviewers, by training, overseeing, and enabling their required tasks. Other responsibilities include monitoring and reporting on editorial board and peer review activities; and processing manuscript submissions for language quality and journal requirements.

 

Full-time, 40 hours per week position available, with flexible work hours.

 

The right candidate:

  • Has a solution-oriented mindset
  • Has familiarity with scholarly publishing and peer review
  • Has a positive attitude and good customer service skills
  • Is willing to travel a couple of times a year
  • Is confident with technology
  • Identifies as a “people person”
  • Learns software quickly
  • Works well in a team setting.

 

 

Join our team, sharing the latest scientific advances in light-based technologies from around the world, including biomedical optics, astronomy, lasers, solar, nanotechnology, and more!  Make a difference doing important work with a successful, international not-for-profit organization.

 

 

Education & Experience:   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, relevant experience is required. Candidates must have strong computer skills, including high proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to coordinate multiple projects and function well under competing deadlines. Experience with web content management systems and customer relationship management software is a plus.

 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI): SPIE recognizes that diversity and inclusion drive innovation, excellence, and new knowledge. Bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives makes us stronger and supports our mission. We offer a collaborate work environment and strive to create a culture of belonging for all our employees.

 

Compensation includes:  Competitive wage, annual discretionary bonus, defined contribution retirement plan with additional company match and paid-time-off plan beginning at 31 days per year.

 

Benefits package includes:  Medical, dental & vision benefits provided.  Health savings accounts are partially funded by SPIE.  Flexible spending accounts for dependent care and dental/vision expenses available.  Employee life & disability insurance provided, dependent life insurance available through payroll deduction.  Many learning & development opportunities including tuition reimbursement & leadership development.

 

Location: Preferred physical work location in Bellingham, WA, however remote is possible.

 

Culture:  In alignment with our mission and values as a technical society, we follow scientific findings and science-based best practices and comply with public health guidance.  SPIE has adopted a mandatory Covid vaccine policy.  We are located in Bellingham, WA where you will find the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, incredible scenery, strong schools, great breweries, and more, making this an amazing place to work and live.

Please send a resume & cover letter, indicating how your experience & qualifications match the requirements & why you will be successful in this position to:

 

Email:  Recruiting@spie.org
Apply online:  www.spie.jobs

All materials must be received by 5 p.m   August 12, 2022

SPIE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

 

About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.

Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, where more than 35,000 scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs showcase the latest innovations across a wide range of technologies.

SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research with more than 500,000 papers from SPIE journals, conference proceedings and presentations, and eBooks. Research spans biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging.

In 2019, SPIE provided over $5.6 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources.

Membership includes Fellows and Senior Member programs. The Society has named more than 1,500 SPIE Members as Fellows since 1955, and implemented its Senior Member program in 2008.

The SPIE awards program serves to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals throughout the scientific community.

The SPIE international office is located in Bellingham, Washington and the SPIE Europe office is located in Cardiff, Wales.

SPIE is an equal opportunity employer. SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.