Physics Essays Editor, American Physical Society (FT, Long Island)

Job Title
Physics Essays Editor, American Physical Society

Full time, Long Island or telecommute

Job Description
The American Physical Society (APS), the publisher of Physical Review Letters, the Physical Review journals, and Reviews of Modern Physics, seeks an editor to take a leading role in developing, launching, and establishing a new online service for the physics and technology communities. The position is based at the APS Editorial Office in Ridge, NY (on Long Island near Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University), although telecommuting arrangements will be considered for highly qualified candidates.

The purpose of this new job is to commission and edit short, expert-written essays describing the most important physics papers. The essays will be readable by a broad audience of physicists from all sub-fields, as well as researchers from other fields of the physical sciences. The job entails close collaboration with editors of the journals of APS, as well as constant interaction with the broader physics research community. For further information and confidential inquiries, contact

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in the physical sciences and experience in writing or editing in an engaging, readable style. Competitive starting salary and outstanding benefits package.

To apply, submit a cover letter (including salary requirement), a resume, and a short (max 800 word) writing sample: a mini-review of a peer-reviewed article you consider interesting and stimulating. Send your application by email (preferred), fax, or conventional mail, by January 14, 2008, to:

Joseph Ignacio, Director of Human Resources
American Physical Society
One Research Road
Ridge, NY 11961
Fax: (631) 591-4155

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