Editorial Assistant

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Institution Classification/Type: 
American Astronomical Society Sky Publishing
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Our client, American Astronomical Society (AAS) Sky Publishing is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Their mission is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe. The organization provides a flexible work environment with exceptional benefits.

The organization is seeking an Editorial Assistant to work on editing and compiling sections of the Sky & Telescope Magazine and provide administrative and organizational support to the editorial team. The Sky & Telescope office and this position is located in Cambridge, MA.

If you like to be depended upon to help an organization deliver a core service, this may be the opportunity for you! Here’s what you’ll enjoy doing:

Handle administrative tasks related to magazine and special-issue production

Confirm content rights before publication

Reply to permissions requests and reader queries

Keep the magazine index updated

Compile and edit the magazine’s “From Our Readers” section(letters to the editor) and “75/50/25 Years Ago” section

Assist with fact-checking, copyediting, and proofing

Write/edit blogs and book reviews

Handle various organizing and office managerial tasks related today-to-day office operations, including managing mail/packages/postage meter

Problem-solving with customer service/warehouse regarding S&T products/customer queries

Fulfill requests for star party door prizes, etc.

Oversee S&T social media channels and help curate online content, including gallery images, for skyand telescope.com

Our ideal candidate possesses:

Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, astronomy, or related field required, or in lieu of that a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in communications or amateur astronomy.

Superb communication and writing/editing skills

Extraordinary attention to detail

Comfort with fast-paced deadlines

Ability to organize and communicate information to others in a clear, professional manner

Strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative as a self-starter

Knowledge of astronomy preferred

Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks effectively.

If this sounds like a job for you, please reach out; we want to hear from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year


communications: 2 years (Preferred)

amateur astronomy: 2 years (Preferred)


Bachelor's (Preferred)

Benefits: Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off, Professional development assistance

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Laura Donohoe
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Laura Donohoe