Editorial Assistant

Rice University
Houston, TX | Part-Time | Entry-Level

Position Summary

The editorial assistant provides support to the director of Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering. In this role, the incumbent provides general administrative support and coordinates the publication of a scientific journal and other publications. This role processes mostly manuscripts for peer-review and publication with a web-based manuscript tracking system and corresponds with editors, authors, reviewers, and the publisher. This position is a representative of the Center interacting with editors, authors, reviewers, and the publisher and therefore, must exhibit an amiable, professional, and respectful presence. This position is a part-time, 30 hours per week, benefits-eligible position.

Education Required

  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • Substitution for Education Requirement
  • Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

  • Associate's degree

Type Of Experience

  • Related experience in administrative work, editing, and website management

Experience Preferred

  • Two years of full-time administrative experience, including administration, editing, and proof reading
  • Rice University work experience in an administrative role

Skills Required

  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills

Skills Preferred

  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Editing and proofreading skills
  • Clear and pleasant telephone voice and persona
  • Proficiency with website content management systems and graphic design programs to update web site content