The position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) primarily involves reviewing new submissions to the Journal, assigning each submission to an appropriate Lead Editor and Associate Editor (AE) in conjunction with the Senior Editor, and making final decisions based on Associate Editor and reviewer comments. Both EIC and the Senior Editor review final proofs. The EIC also requests proposals for special issue topics, writes a bimonthly column for AIC News in coordination with AIC’s Communications Director, and selects new AEs as needed. The EIC also makes final decisions about book reviews, the order of articles, and cover images for each issue. The EIC works with the AIC Communications Director, who serves an administrative role with JAIC.
JAIC publishes four issues annually, with an average of 50 submissions per year. Submissions are made via Editorial Manager and the EIC will be expected to use that program; training and assistance will be provided.
The Editor-in-Chief serves as an independent contractor to the AIC and is given an annual stipend of $8,000. Reimbursable expenses include travel, hotel, and per diem to the November IAG meeting in Washington, DC, and travel and one hotel night only to the AIC Annual Meeting. The expectation is that the EIC will attend both of these meetings as the JAIC representative.
The Editor-in-Chief reports to the AIC Executive Director and works in cooperation with the AIC Communications Director and the Board Director of Communications. Please submit a resume and cover letter describing related skills and interests to Eryl Wentworth, at ewentworth [at] conservation-us.org.