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Academic Editor (Remote)

Research Square, home to American Journal Experts (AJE), is committed to helping researchers across the globe succeed by helping them communicate their work so they can get back to making discoveries.

We currently have full-time opportunities for highly motivated individuals to fill the role of Academic Editor (AE). We are looking for editors in all scientific fields. We are not currently hiring in the humanities or social sciences, with the exception of Business (Management, Marketing, and Accounting) and Economics.

Research Square is a distributed team in which remote employees are just as much a part of the team as employees working in our Durham office. Academic Editors work from wherever is most productive for them on a schedule that suits their lives.

Our Academic Editors have a strong background in academic research and stellar editing skills. AEs bring their experiences in academia and in the lab to bear in producing high-quality edits of academic manuscripts in fields related to their research experience, directly connecting to our mission of helping researchers succeed.

The AE position is a challenging one as it entails delivering a high volume of consistently high quality edits (several manuscripts per day); it requires a combination of strong editing and time management skills as well as expertise in a specific field of study. Because the work is results oriented and communication is often asynchronous, written communication skills and a dash of tech savvy are a must.

Skills & Requirements

  • Advanced degree; PhD preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to edit academic manuscripts in accordance with accepted publication standards
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation and personal accountability
  • Extremely strong time management skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Flexibility and adaptability in the face of change
  • Passionate about helping researchers successfully communicate their work

Success Criteria

  • Demonstrates Research Square’s core values
  • Meets workflow-specific quality standards and volume targets
  • Edits in line with our scope and service goals
  • Meets deadlines
  • Contacts support, our customer service team, and editing team as needed to serve our customers best
  • Communicates in line with team expectations
  • Makes our company a better place

Who We Are

Research Square, home to American Journal Experts (AJE), is the leader in trusted and ethical author-oriented solutions in the world of academic publishing. We are a rapidly growing company based in Durham, NC, and our 300+ employees are committed to making a difference in the world of research discovery, communication, and publication. We take our work to improve the lives of researchers very seriously, but we also believe in having fun doing so! Our work environment is casual and extremely flexible. We have a results-focused workplace; we have an open office in downtown Durham, NC, but most of our team works remotely from across the US. The Research Square work environment is stimulating and dynamic, and the AEs are a hardworking and fun team.


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