Political Behavior Editorial Assistant

Brigham Young University
  • Location
    Provo, Utah
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 16

Position description

The Editorial Assistant for Political Behavior will work with the faculty editors-in-chief to manage the day-to-day affairs of the journal, especially ensuring timely decisions regarding manuscript submissions. Political Behavior is an academic journal published on a quarterly basis. The journal receives approximately 500 annual submissions, each of which must be evaluated and reviewed by at least three reviewers prior to publication. This position is intimately involved with the review process and would be a great addition to any resume or application for graduate school.

Note: This position is eligible for retirement benefits, limited tuition benefits, and the Employee Assistant Program (EAP).

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the flow of submissions to the journal
    • Monitor Editorial Manager, a workflow management software, for new submissions
    • Work with editors to identify and assign reviewers for submissions
    • Monitor timeline for each submission
    • Communicate with authors and reviewers about submissions
  • Implement projects to improve existing journal processes
    • Identify ways to improve manuscript timelines
    • Work with undergraduate assistant to implement those processes



  • 2 years of education in Political Science, International Relations, or related field, and/or equivalent experience
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to understand articles on the subject of political science


  • Undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, or related field
  • Project management skills
  • Research experience in behavioral political science, international relations, or related field
  • Interest in postgraduate study of political science, international relations, or related field



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