Call for Nominations for Editor of Interface

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ECSorg The Electrochemical Society

Deadline: January 5, 2018

ECS (The Electrochemical Society) is seeking to fill the position of editor of The Electrochemical Society Interface. Nominees should have qualities of leadership, technical breadth, time commitment, creativity, motivation, and international reputation. The successful candidate also will have excellent English-language writing and editing skills. The editor serves at the pleasure of the Publications Subcommittee for a four-year term, renewable for a total of eight years. A yearly honorarium is offered by the Society.

Interface was established in 1992 to serve as an authoritative yet accessible publication for those in the field of solid-state and electrochemical science and technology. Published quarterly, this four-color magazine contains technical articles about the latest developments in the field, and presents news and information about and for members of ECS and the community-at-large.

The editor’s responsibility is to fulfill the Society’s mission regarding the maintenance and development of its publications. The Society is committed to disseminating research and to advance electrochemical and solid state science and technology. Toward that purpose the Society seeks to maximize the value of Interface to both readers and authors. The editor is required to make editorial decisions consistent with maintaining the integrity of these scholarly publications.

The editor works with the Interface Advisory Board (IAB), made up of the ECS publisher and representatives from each division. The IAB helps ensure that the publication contains information that encourages synergistic exchange among the Society membership, divisions, groups, sections, officers, staff, and the community-at-large. The Interface editor’s duties involve soliciting technical topics and articles from the ECS divisions (one division or special topic is featured in each issue of the magazine), and assisting the division or guest editors in the development of its issue. The editor also encourages contributions from the broad scientific community that are of interest to ECS members. The editor reviews all technical manuscripts and provides editing as needed.

In conjunction with the publisher, the editor guides the future path of the publication. The director of publications develops the nontechnical content for the publication, with feedback from the editor. In addition to the IAB, the publisher, and the director of publications, the editor has the assistance of other Society staff in the development and production of each issue.

If selected as one of the finalists, the candidate is expected to be available for a Web-based interview with the Publications Subcommittee between the dates of February 26 and March 9, 2018. The new editor is expected to officially begin the role with an official term starting no later than June 1, 2018.

Those interested should send their qualifications for the position as follows: send a résumé of no more than two pages, and a cover letter (of no more than two pages), stating why they are interested in the position, their previous experience with publications, and the availability of their time to fulfill the duties of this position. The materials should be sent no later than January 5, 2018, to Mary Yess, Chief Content Officer & Publisher,

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