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09/15/23

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

 

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Assistant Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

This position is salaried – compensation is $300 (three hundred dollars)/month.  This position is not a voting position on the Board of Governors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

                     The Assistant Editor-in-Chief  (EiC) must be an active member of the Society.

                     Posses or actively pursuing a Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited institution. Those currently pursuing their degree must have successfully completed their 1L year.

                     Demonstrated skillset to perform the duties as noted below.

                     Must be capable of editing legal articles using the Bluebook System of Citation.

                     Must have a basic understanding of Microsoft Word.

                     Prior Journal experience is preferred, but not required.

 

DUTIES

  • The Assistant Editor-in-Chief shall assist the Editor-in-Chief in article procurement and selection, editing articles, preparing articles for typesetting, reviewing the typeset copy, and preparing the final copy for print and distribution. Generally this amounts to between 6 to 10 articles per issue.
  • The Assistant Editor-in-Chief shall also assist the Editor-in-Chief in working with the Journal staff on the layout and publication requirements of the Journal.
  • The Assistant Editor-in-Chief shall aid the Editor-in-Chief in recruiting, training, and managing a staff of volunteer Article Editors.

 

TERM LENGTH:

  • This post is an at-will position with an initial term of one (1) year. Said term is renewable with approval by the Board of Governors without a need for reapplying.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

•           All applicants must submit a resume qualifications statement.

•           A personal interview conducted by the Editor-in-Chief is required.

•           This position will be filled by majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors of the Society.

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT WITH SUBJECT LINE “ASSISTANT EIC APPLICATION” TO:

 

Joshua Schwartz, Executive Director exec.dir@jptos.org                (571) 270-7494

DEADLINE – 5:00PM (Eastern) October 9, 2023

Any questions should be directed to Joshua Schwartz (contact information above)


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