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Assistant Editor

Department: CEP
Location: New York, NY

About Us

Ever eat an Impossible Burger, cooked plant-based chicken, or recycle a plastic water bottle? There isnít a facet of modern life that chemical engineers havenít touched.

Chemical engineers have been part of almost every major development from plastics and fibers to unleaded gasoline to solar power and medicines. If itís modern, chemical engineers helped make it happen.

AIChE, founded in 1908, is a professional society of more than 60,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities, and government, using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. AIChE fosters and disseminates chemical engineering knowledge, assists the professional and personal growth of its members, and applies the expertise of its members to address societal needs and improve the quality of life. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology, and chemical plant safety and security.

Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) is the flagship publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the global home of chemical engineers. CEP is a monthly trade magazine. Feature articles in CEP give widely applicable guidance, ďhow toĒ advice, or an overview of a technology and are written by subject-matter experts. All 60,000 AIChE members have access to the digital flipbook and the CEP mobile app, and the print magazine is mailed to about 19,000 members. The majority of our readers work in industry, while a smaller percentage work in academia. Our audience includes chemical engineers, biological engineers, chemists, and related scientists at all stages of their careers.

Position Summary

The CEP Assistant Editor will be responsible for developing, writing, and editing material for publication in CEP. The Assistant Editor must be detail- and deadline-oriented, capable of working independently when necessary. A successful Assistant Editor will have a strong grasp of the English language with excellent, demonstrated writing and editing skills. CEP is a highly technical publication; ideally, this position will be filled with a chemical engineer who has a solid understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for identifying, researching, and writing the New Products section of the magazine.
  • Edit outside-authored feature articles as assigned.
  • Develop content, and write and/or edit copy, for assigned editorial departments.
  • Work with art/design department to prepare appropriate and attractive graphics for articles (e.g., source images, process photos in Photoshop, draw figures in Illustrator, and/or provide edited material to artist for redrawing).
  • Prepare draft layouts of assigned articles and departments using Adobe InDesign; work with art/design department to finalize layouts; provide in a timely matter complete article packages for creation of PDF files.
  • Copyedit and proofread other editorsí articles as assigned.
  • Identify newsworthy developments in chemical engineering research and the chemical process industries, and suggest appropriate editorial coverage.
  • Represent CEP to other groups within AIChE, the chemical engineering community, and vendors of chemical process equipment and services by traveling to AIChE conferences, attending relevant meetings and trade shows.
  • Establish contacts with leading authorities in fields of topical responsibility to foster identification of appropriate article ideas.
  • Other projects as assigned by manager.

Skills

  • Experience in a technical capacity in the chemical process industries or related field or academia.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills. A writing and editing test will be required.
  • Excellent reading and reasoning skills, with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team.
  • A strong team player that helps the team proof articles and bring the magazine to publication each month
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator preferred, or experience with comparable page layout and design software.
  • Respect for deadlines is paramount.

Software Proficiency

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Teams)
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator preferred

Competencies

  • Prioritizing and managing work on a variety of articles and columns
  • Peer Relationships
  • Organizational skills
  • Planning and time management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Reading and Writing Skills
  • Strong knowledge of chemE fundamentals

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree in chemical engineering.
  • 2-5 yearsí experience (including internships)
  • Experience in writing and editing desired

Location

  • This position can be either at our NYC Global Office when with a hybrid work from home option or COVID or be located remotely - outside of the NYC tristate area.

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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