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Peer Review Support Assistant, American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA

American Meteorological Society
Job Posting — Peer Review Support Assistant

Peer Review Support Assistant
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is seeking a Peer Review Support Assistant (PRSA)
to assist volunteer editors with handling manuscripts submitted to peer review, with the goal of
prompt editorial decisions. The ideal candidate will thrive in a team-oriented position with
administrative support and customer service components. This position reports directly to the Peer
Review Support Manager.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining clear communications with editors, reviewers, and authors throughout
    peer review, to foster an open and transparent process
  • 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 are essential
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • 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
    We want to remind applicants that while the position description details both minimum
    requirements and desired skills and experience, you do not need to have all the desired skills and
    experience to be considered for this role. If you have the willingness to learn and enthusiasm for
    the work, as well as experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We require a
    resume; a cover letter which briefly describes your qualifications, professional goals, and specific
    interest in this position is strongly recommended.

Please apply here through our ADP portal

This is a full-time position and salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a
comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, paid vacation, sick
time, and holidays, and a superior retirement plan. This position will be on-site in our Boston
office with an opportunity for a hybrid schedule of remote work and days in the office each week.

What to expect
We understand the application and interview process is an investment for candidates; you are
trusting us with your time, so we will do our best to make it as smooth as possible for you and
work with your schedule. Initial interviews will take place in-person if possible. AMS prioritizes
the health and safety of our staff and requires all employees to provide proof of full vaccination
for COVID-19 to work on-site. If you are hired, you will be asked to provide this proof.

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, sexual orientation, and
natural and protective hairstyles.
To achieve the AMS core value and strategic goal of cultivating a talented, diverse, and
enthusiastic workforce in the professions served by the AMS, we recognize that being inclusive of
diversity in the weather, water, and climate community is a fundamental requirement. Our
community and members of the Society come from diverse backgrounds, and we strive to create
the kind of inclusive, supportive, and welcoming environment that will attract and retain an even
greater diversity of individuals in the future. Please click here for a link to the AMS statement on
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and click here for a link to the AMS Strategic Goals.
All staff and society members are expected to embrace and promote an ethical, diverse, and
welcoming environment and to uphold the AMS Code of Conduct. Candidates may be asked to
describe their past experiences, activities, and contributions toward supporting diversity, equity,
and inclusion, and about how they would foster and encourage an ethical, diverse, and welcoming
environment in the future.
About Us
Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific
and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric,

oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. Our more than 11,000 members include scientists, researchers,
educators, broadcast meteorologists, students, weather enthusiasts, and other professionals in the
fields of weather, water, and climate. AMS publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and
hydrologic journals, sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs
and services. The AMS community shares knowledge, improves technology, promotes
understanding, and disseminates the science to ensure that our planet—and the people on it—can
For more information about AMS, its programs, publications, and events, please visit: