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Head of Editorial Development
Title:Head of Editorial Development
Location:Ridge, NY

Head of Editorial Development
Ridge, NY

Who we are
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

Position Summary
APS seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual for the position of Head of Editorial Development for the Physical Review family of journals. The successful candidate will report directly to the Editor in Chief and work in concert with the Editorial Director and senior members of the Ridge Editorial staff.

This full-time position is a central and vital role in the development of the activities of the Editorial department and will require the holder to act as a change agent in helping the APS advance its strategic goals in serving the physics and physics-related community.

The Head of Editorial Development will be based at the American Physical Society’s award-winning Editorial Office on Long Island in Ridge, New York, with possible opportunity for travel to the APS’s other locations in Maryland and Washington D.C., and limited need to travel domestically within the U.S. We offer an attractive employment package including a competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

A Typical Week May Look Like This…
This person will work on a range of editorial tasks including coordinating and implementing editorial goals and managing the editorial aspects of interdepartmental projects. They will also act as project manager for the editorial aspects of new journal launches.

Is This You?
Qualified applicants will ideally hold a Ph.D. degree in physics or a related field and have a proven history in managing complex and inter-team projects. Experience in scientific publishing and/or management experience in an organization with significant scientific or technical components is extremely advantageous. The applicant should have strong interpersonal, team management and communication skills, as well as, a demonstrated track record of being able to prioritize and execute multiple projects simultaneously.

This is Us!
Our Mission: 

To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:

  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all

The core values that drive our mission are:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning


The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition), citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, generic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protect by law. 

We welcome you to apply today! 

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