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A&A is hiring a Main Language Editor and a Bilingual Assistant (March 2019)

A&A is an academic journal, publishing high-quality research in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics in English. We are now recruiting for two related positions in our small Paris office, a Main Language Editor, and a Bilingual Assistant.

Primary task:

  • The primary task for both positions is editing and proofreading scientific papers for correct, clear, and unambiguous English, and correcting to A&A house style. This is approx. 80% of the Main Language Editor’s work, and 50% of the Bilingual Assistant’s.

Other responsibilities: Main Language Editor

  • Management of a small team of freelance language editors.
  • Distribution of papers to freelance editors.
  • Editing website content, press releases, and highlights.
  • Organisation of occasional meetings and workshops for the freelance editors.
  • Updating A&A’s language and style guide
  • Overseeing homogenisation of Language Editing between freelancers

Other responsibilities: Bilingual Assistant

  • Administrative support of the Managing Editor
  • Administrative tasks pertaining to the Association (loi 1901) that manages the journal.
  • Support in organising occasional meetings and workshops.
  • Other regular and punctual admin. tasks in the editorial office to support the Editorial Assistants.

Person specifications:

Applications from candidates with experience in the publishing industry are welcome.

Essential:

  • You are a native-level anglophone, bilingual or with a good working level of French.
  • You are educated to at least university level and have previous experience of proofreading and editing, ideally of scientific literature.
  • You are well-organised with exceptional attention to detail.
  • You are self-motivated and can work efficiently without close supervision.
  • You are used to working in an international environment, and can make good working relationships even when most interactions are remote (email, Skype).
  • Previous experience of administrative work in France (Bilingual Assistant)
  • Good computer skills

Desirable:

You may have English language teaching experience (Main Language Editor), or a scientific background. Experience leading a team may be useful (Main Language Editor), and experience using LaTeX is welcome.


These positions are both full time (35 hours per week), 80% FT possible for exceptional candidates. Salary dependent on experience, based on the CNRS pay scale. The A&A offices are at the Observatoire de Paris, Ave Denfert Rochereau. You would benefit from use of the subsidised on-site cantine, and have access to employee activities through the Observatoire.

Start date: April-June 2019
To apply please send CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.