Editorial Coordinator

Company : Acoustical Society of America
Location : Melville, New York
Closing Date : 1/12/2019
Website : https://acousticalsociety.org/

Do you thrive in an environment that is both people oriented and self-directed?


The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is seeking an experienced Editorial Coordinator to assist in the facilitation of standards development projects from “write to read” under the supervision of the Standards Manager at the ASA Standards Office, which includes supporting and interacting with ASA volunteers who serve on national and international committees and working groups, as well as interacting with other team members, and staff within other departments across ASA.


Our ideal candidate is highly collaborative, service oriented, well organized, and knowledgeable on consensus building.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and coordinate standards development as primary interface by developing relationships and interacting with ANSI-accredited Standards Committees and ISO/IEC Technical Committees and Subcommittees, which includes regular correspondence, the development and coordination of status reports, and regular updates to committee and working group rosters.
  • Understand, communicate, provide guidance, and apply internal accreditation and international policies and best practices to standards development committees, subcommittees and working groups.
  • Conduct critical balloting requirements to publish standards in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assist working groups with proofreading and editing of new and or revised standards or technical documents for publication — including formatting style while ensuring editorial standards are maintained.
  • Generate published standards for distribution to resellers/distributors.
  • Represent and support standards development work at selected ASA and ISO/IEC committee and working group meetings, which includes but is not limited to preparing status reports, meeting agenda, attending meetings, preparing minutes and following up on action items.
  • Foster increased participation in existing and potential new ISO committee activities.
  • Be a champion in implementing technology tools for increased efficiencies and greater collaboration between standards development groups to increase engagement, electronic balloting, electronic file sharing and progress tracking.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.
  • May travel nationally and or internationally up to 5% a year.


  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree, or have at least four years standards development, scholarly publishing, or related field experience
  • MS Office and Outlook proficient
  • Experience with XML and publishing platforms a plus
  • Advanced experience with software/platform/database collaboration tools (preferably CAUSEWAY, MICROSOFT PROJECT, HIGHER LOGIC, SURVEY & BALLOT SYSTEMS, or eBALLOT)
  • Proficient editorial judgment with strong writing, editing, style formatting and proofreading skills
  • Self-motivated

Skills crucial to success in this role:

  • Expert at coordinating projects and driving work forward,with the ability to think critically, be solution-oriented and take ownership of tasks with minimal guidance
  • Excellent, service focused communicator with demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented and can consistently produce high quality work
  • Capable of recommending improvement processes—willingness to adapt, change, and innovate as business needs evolve
  • Ability to multitask and respect timeliness as a priority
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Team-oriented attitude

This position is located in the ASA office in Melville, NY

If you feel you have the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Division of the American Institute of Physics Publishing at aiphrny@aip.org.


About us:


The Acoustical Society of America publishes a wide variety of material related to the knowledge and practical application of acoustics for physical scientists, life scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians, and speech communication specialists.


The Acoustical Society of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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