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Associate Editor
Title:Associate Editor
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:03/10/2021
Location:College Park, MD


Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics, is looking for a copyeditor for our monthly magazine and website. The successful candidate will also administer the magazine’s Readers’ Forum department.


Essential functions

As part of a team, copyedit material for the monthly print magazine and website. Edit Letters to the Editor and Commentaries and produce the magazine’s Readers’ Forum department. Collaboratively establish and maintain house style. Edit other material, including online articles, as needed.


*This role is currently 100% remote and will eventually switch back to our office environment as the Institute continues to respond to the coronavirus, government mandates and considers the best action to keep the AIP staff safe.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and a completed application.


What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity. In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.


Why Work for AIP?

AIP wants you to be safe!


During the COVID 19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.


In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking (once we return to the office), tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.


Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



A bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or journalism, is required. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience copyediting, preferably at a science publication. Familiarity with Chicago style is desirable. Exceptional editing skills and expertise in the written English language (grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation) are essential. The language of physics will be learned on the job. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to excellence, pay rigorous attention to detail, have strong organizational skills, work independently, and be able to meet multiple deadlines. In addition, excellent interpersonal skills are needed, to interact congenially with both other editors and the physics community at large.


* Candidates should complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume.



Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP is a federation of societies that advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  

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