Editorial & Communications Specialist - Toronto, ON | Canadian Academic Accounting Association | FreshGigs.ca | 28/12/15
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Editorial & Communications Specialist Full-Time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: Canadian Academic Accounting Association ()
Category: Communications, Copywriting / Writing, Social Media

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.
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