Georgetown University is seeking applications for the full-time position of Managing Editor of Ethics beginning December 1, 2008. Now, we don’t usually post job announcements here at PEA Soup, but I wanted to make an exception in this case, because Ethics is one of the best run philosophy journals and I would like do whatever I can to help keep it that way. Also, I know from talking with the new editor, Henry S. Richardson, that he is aware of and takes seriously the various concerns people have raised about the management of journals both here at PEA Soup and over at Leiter Reports. Please see below the fold for the official JFP announcement.

"GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC  MANAGING EDITOR, ETHICS.  Georgetown University seeks applications for the full-time position of Managing Editor of Ethics beginning December 1, 2008.  The Managing Editor oversees all aspects of publication of this quarterly academic journal, which is published by the University of Chicago Press but whose editorial office will be at Georgetown University through June, 2013, including adhering to established publication schedules; coordinating peer review and book review processes; overseeing two part-time editorial assistants; corresponding with authors and reviewers on submission schedules, submission guidelines, and production processes/timelines; overseeing the procurement of publication agreement forms and permissions; ensuring that manuscripts are properly prepared before transmittal to Press; and substantively editing and proofing of manuscripts and galleys as needed. The Managing Editor will serve as liaison between editors, Press, authors, and reviewers; manage overall journal office operations, including journal office budgets; and help the journal develop its web presence. 

Ph.D. in philosophy preferred, with at least a competence in ethics; specialization in ethics preferred. At least two years’ experience in manuscript editing and proofreading strongly preferred. At least two years’ experience working in a deadline-driven environment required; experience trafficking creative content preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills, and keen attention to detail, required. Ability to deal with scholarly authors and reviewers efficiently and courteously required. Ability to work independently required. Knowledge of foreign languages, especially European languages, preferred. Previous office experience required. Experience with computers, including commercial word processing software, spreadsheets, and the Internet, required.  A Managing Editor with a philosophy Ph.D. could elect to offer up to one course per year through Georgetown’s Philosophy Department and would receive additional compensation therefor.  Applicants should visit Georgetown University’s Human Resources site at (Job No. 20080888R) to file their applications.  Screening of electronic applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer."