Managing Editor

Greater DC Area
Competitive Annual Salary
Jul 15, 2019
RTM Managing Editor
Metro Area

The Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) is the leading association of companies and federal laboratories working together to advance the field of innovation leadership. IRI is seeking a Managing Editor to work on its bimonthly peer-reviewed journal, Research-Technology Management (RTM). The Managing Editor, who reports to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, oversees day-to-day management of all journal functions in accordance with the mission, vision, and goals of the association.

Policy and Management

  • Collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief in developing journal policy and managing the Board of Editors
  • Work toward the implementation and adoption of journal policies
  • Produce progress reports at the request of Editor-in-Chief for presentation at association meetings


  • Create, coordinate, and maintain editorial calendar, production calendar, and special issue schedule, in consultation with Editor-in-Chief
  • Manage peer reviewer pool
  • Manage freelance contributors, book reviewers, and rotating columnists
  • Act as point of contact for IRI staff and RTM’s publisher, Taylor and Francis (T&F)
  • Work with IRI staff and others to identify IRI content that can be repurposed for RTM

Special Issue Management

  • Collaborate with Editor-in-Chief to identify topics, invite guest editors, and create and finalize calls for special issues

Issue Management

  • Identify candidate articles for each issue and work with authors to ensure their readiness by the issue’s production date
  • Monitor and manage the production process, from first submission to T&F to final publication
  • Ensure inclusion of IRI-related announcements, call for papers, and other content as appropriate
  • Ensure T&F is aware of and complying with defined ship dates, mandatory fill, and other IRI requirements

Submission Management

  • Maintain the Editorial Manager system
  • Manage individual submission progress through the EM system
  • Monitor and manage submission progress through editing to production
  • Provide full editing of every accepted submission, from initial revised submission to final prepublication copy

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Excellent editing skills, including attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication, analytical skills, and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work independently


  • At least 4 years editorial experience in a similar capacity
  • Web 2.0 experience and the eagerness to apply Web 2.0 tools highly desired
  • Technical or scholarly journal experience
  • Possess a basic understanding of the vocabulary of the field of innovation management

Location and Details

  • This is a contract position
  • Position is expected to begin in the fall of 2019
  • Position can be held remotely
  • Flexible schedule, with availability during business hours in order to communicate with staff, Board of Editors, authors, and Editor-in-Chief.

Please reply electronically with resume, both a writing and editing sample that demonstrates copy-editing abilities, salary requirements and cover letter to Erica Singleton (subject line: RTM Managing Editor).

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