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Open Positions

JULS is currently recruiting editorial staff for the 2020-2021 academic cycle.  Application forms can be accessed by clicking on the heading links below. Prospective staff are welcome to submit applications for multiple positions, but only one will be offered. The application deadline is Monday, August 31st, 2020, at 11:59PM. For specific questions, please contact juls@utoronto.ca

 

Senior Editor Application (3-4 positions)

JULS Senior Editors evaluate author manuscripts to ensure technical, structural, and stylistic standards. Senior editors require significant scientific and research experience across a range of disciplines, as well as strong written language capabilities. Furthermore, senior editors act as a liaison between authors and JULS for discussing manuscript feedback and revisions.

Senior Editors will be expected to:

  • Critically evaluate author submissions and provide acceptance/rejection recommendations to the Editors-in-Chief
  • Compile reviewer comments and communicate essential revisions to authors
  • Edit manuscripts to comply with JULS scientific, structural, and stylistic guidelines
  • Plan and maintain editorial deadlines to ensure rapid peer-review turnaround

 

Associate Editor Application (3-4 positions)

JULS Associate Editors evaluate author manuscripts to ensure technical, structural, and stylistic standards. Associate editors do not require significant scientific and research experience, but must be enthusiastic to learn about the editorial process. Furthermore, associate editors will work together with the senior editors to act as a liaison between authors and the JULS for discussing manuscript feedback and revisions.

Associate Editors will be expected to:

  • Critically evaluate author submissions and provide acceptance/rejection recommendations to the senior editors
  • Compile reviewer comments and communicate essential revisions to authors with the senior editors
  • Edit manuscripts to comply with JULS scientific, structural, and stylistic guidelines
  • Be familiar with the JULS editorial process by the end of their term
 

Layout Manager Application (1 position)

JULS Layout Manager works to ensure author manuscripts are presented in clear and readable formats. Layout manager requires significant graphic design and publishing experience, with a keen attention to detail. Furthermore, layout manager defines the implementation of the JULS brand and ensure quality and professionalism in the journal’s appearance.

Layout Manager will be expected to:

  • Format edited manuscripts with regards to text, figures, graphics, and other miscellaneous material
  • Provide stylistic and artistic recommendations to the Editors-in-Chief for JULS branding
  • Seek out and/or commission original artwork for special articles and issues
  • Produce graphics/figures for general use on JULS online platforms
  • Teach Layout Associates Adobe InDesign and assign them tasks
 

Layout Associate Application (1-2 positions)

JULS Layout Associates work to ensure author manuscripts are presented in clear and readable formats. Layout associates have experience with graphic design and publishing, with a keen attention to detail. Furthermore, layout associates define the implementation of the JULS brand and ensure quality and professionalism in the journal’s appearance.

Layout Associates will be expected to:

  • Format edited manuscripts with regards to text, figures, graphics, and other miscellaneous material
  • Provide stylistic and artistic recommendations to the Layout Manager for JULS branding
  • Seek out and/or commission original artwork for special articles and issues
  • Produce graphics/figures for general use on JULS online platforms
  • Learn Adobe InDesign and other graphic design applications
 

External Affairs Manager Application (1 position)

JULS External Affairs Managers act as a liaison between JULS, the public, and other professional organizations. External affairs managers are responsible for communications between funding agencies, sponsoring departments, and other personnel supporting JULS operations. Furthermore, External affairs managers organize outreach campaigns and initiatives to increase readership and interest in the JULS organization.

External Affairs Managers will be expected to:

  • Maintain communication with past and present JULS sponsors, including departments, organization, and faculty members
  • Organize outreach initiatives and campaigns to increase the awareness of JULS
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief to explore new funding sources
  • Coordinate professional meetings and partnerships between JULS and other scientific organizations
 

JULS External Affairs Associates act as a liaison between JULS, the public, and other professional organizations. External affairs associates are responsible for communications between funding agencies, sponsoring departments, and other personnel supporting JULS operations. Furthermore, External affairs associates organize outreach campaigns and initiatives to increase readership and interest in the JULS organization.

External Affairs Associates will be expected to:

  • Maintain communication with past and present JULS sponsors, including departments, organization, and faculty members
  • Assist in the organization of outreach initiatives and campaigns to increase the awareness of JULS
  • Work with the External Affairs Manager to explore new funding sources
  • Assist in the coordination of professional meetings and partnerships between JULS and other scientific organizations
 

News Manager Application (1 position)

JULS News Manager is responsible for evaluating and coordinating the review of news articles submitted to the JULS. News manager works with senior editors to review scientific content and stylistic accuracy of news articles covering recent developments in life science research. In addition, news manager coordinates original content produced from the JULS, including interviews, videos, features, and faculty spotlights.

News Manager will be expected to:

  • Evaluate news article submissions and ensure editorial and scientific accuracy
  • Coordinate initiatives for original written and audiovisual pieces from JULS, including interviews, features, and editorials
  • Lead the news team (including staff writers and video editors) by organizing regular meetings

 

Staff Writer Application (1-2 positions)

JULS Staff Writers work with the News Manager and video editors to produce original JULS content. This includes short pieces on scientific developments, features on notable initiatives, and interviews with prominent faculty. Staff Writers require excellent written language skills and collaborative ability. Furthermore, a diverse familiarity with the life sciences and a passion for scientific communication is invaluable.

Staff Writers will be expected to:

  • Produce original written and video content in response to guiding prompts and directions from News Manager
  • Attend events and perform interviews for JULS pieces
  • Critically analyse primary and secondary literature related to written subject matter
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure accuracy and style

 

Webmaster Application (1 position)

JULS Webmaster is responsible for maintaining, updating, and upgrading the juls.ca web platform. This includes the digitization and archival work of previous JULS issues, as well as supporting the implementation of OJS to the JULS platform. The Webmaster is also required to collaborate with various editorial and layout teams to ensure accurate web presentation of journal materials.

Webmaster will be expected to:

  • Update the juls.ca with regards to new articles, news, and announcements
  • Engage in the maintenance and upgrading of the juls.ca WordPress platform
  • Support the Editors-in-Chief in the implementation of an OJS manuscript submission system
  • Collaborate with editorial and layout teams to ensure accurate presentation of articles and essential graphics