Peer Review Support Assistant

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American Meteorological Society Published: January 30, 2020
Boston, MA
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As a member of the Publications department, a Journals Peer Review Support Assistant (PRSA) assists editors with processing submitted manuscripts with the goal of prompt editorial decisions. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to thrive in a team-oriented position with administrative support and customer service components. This position reports directly to the Peer Review Support Manager. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Maintaining clear communications with reviewers and authors so as to foster an open and transparent process
  • Notifying editors, reviewers, and authors when submissions are ready for action
  • Corresponding with authors and reviewers noting expectations and deadlines
  • Maintaining records of the peer-review process
  • Other duties as necessary to contribute to the overall success of the peer review support team, the Publications Department, and the Society as a whole


Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience handling multiple responsibilities and prioritizing tasks
  • Experience in a professional office environment is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with basic business applications (Google Suite, Adobe) 
  • Experience with Editorial Manager® or other peer-review tracking systems a plus


This is a full-time position in our Boston office, located in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill. Salary range commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including generous retirement funding. Interested candidates should apply online


EEO Statement

It is the policy of the American Meteorological Society to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment based solely upon the individual’s qualifications and ability to perform the work assigned, without regard to any personal identity, status, or condition. These include, but are not limited to the following: race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, veteran status, gender identity and expression, national origin, genetic information, and sexual orientation.


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