The Canadian Academic Accounting Association, a charitable not-for-profit association that represents academics and researchers in Canada who specialize in the teaching and study of accounting, is seeking an Editorial & Communications Specialist.
The Editorial & Communications Specialist is a key staff role with a focus on the administration and oversight of the Association's two journals (Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting Perspectives) and on delivering the communications strategy for the Association.
This is a full-time role, with flexibility regarding location and work hours available to the right candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
It's a big job with a lot of moving pieces, but an exceptional opportunity to work with a small, energetic and diverse team. We need someone with spark, dedication and skill.
Job responsibilities include:
Academic Journal Editorial Support:
- Provide key administrative support to operation of Association's journals, including overseeing submissions, journal peer-review process, effective use by editorial team of Editorial Manager (EM) platform, timeliness of reviews by editorial boards, etc.;
- Maintenance of electronic submission system for journals and conferences, EM system activity, processing of submission fees, correspondence with authors, monitoring of journal page budget re publishing contract;
- Review of plagiarism detection software reports;
- Preparation of journal annual reports in association with Editors-in-Chief.
- Develop and execute a strategy for the Association's communications to members, the academic community and beyond, highlighting the Association's journals, conferences, research grants and member benefits;
- Oversee the Association's website (currently under redesign), including liaison with developer & other vendors, content creation and management, day-to-day operation;
- Act as production specialist on Association non-journal publications, including conference programs, press releases, etc.;
- Develop and execute a CAAA Social Media Strategy, from content creation through analytics reporting.
Education, Skills, Experience & Attributes:
- Possess a Bachelor's degree or three-year diploma from a recognized institution: an English, Communications, Library Science or Journalism degree is an asset;
- A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in editorial assistance, preferably in an academic publishing environment, with exceptional written and oral communication, copy editing, and proofreading skills;
- Exceptional time management skills;
- Conversance with manuscript submission and academic peer-review process;
- Hands-on familiarity with website content-management systems and database management, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent;
- Able to work effectively and enthusiastically as part of a team, including with highly dedicated volunteers, often in a virtual environment;
- Demonstrate ability to use initiative, willingness to progress and grow while taking on increasing work responsibilities;
- Bilingualism (English & French) considered an asset.