Deputy to the Editor-in-Chief, Comm. of the ACM

Location
Chicago
Posted
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: Andrew A. Chien is the William Eckhardt Professor in Computer Science, Senior Computer Scientist and Director, CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing, Mathematics and Computer Science Senior Fellow, Computation Institute Argonne National Laboratory. From July 2017, he will serve as the Editor in Chief for Communications of the ACM (CACM), the leading print and online publication for the computing and information technology fields. See http://cacm.acm.org/ for background information.

Unit Job Summary: The Deputy will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Staff and production team to ensure CACM's leadership with focus to define, plan, and realize: - Strategic Content Initiatives - Targeted Content Initiatives - Initiatives in "new media" - New Reader Engagement Programs The Communications of the ACM (CACM) is the leading print and online publication for the computing and information technology fields. The prestige and unmatched reputation of CACM is built upon a 50-year commitment to high quality editorial content and a steadfast dedication to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. The publication is available in multiple formats. CACM is Read by computing's leading professionals worldwide with monthly circulation of over 100,000, Communications is recognized as the most trusted and knowledgeable source of industry information for today's computing professional. See http://cacm.acm.org/ for background information. Working with the team, ACM, and computing community, and under direct supervision of the Editor in Chief, responsibilities include: - Administration and Support for Editorial process - Primary interface to authors (worldwide) and the production team (NYC), manuscript tracking and processing. Tracks progress and identifies obstacles. - Design and organize CACM Editorial board communication infrastructure, including mailing lists, shared documents, folders, etc. - Involvement in Editorial Staffing and Organization - Design and implement metrics for CACM EB responsiveness. - Monitor metrics, conduct analysis, and implement process improvements. - Tracks progress and identifies obstacles and determines solutions - Involvement in Strategic Partnerships, including International Partnerships and Customization. - Perform strategic analyses of current and potential future activities to broaden CACM reach. - Scope includes comparative benchmark studies, including information collection and analysis. - Scope also includes plans, budgets, and staffing requirements. - Scope may also include arranging meetings, developing agendas, and writing reports to inform CACM and ACM action. **** Position is 2-year limited, with the possibility for an extension **** Target start date is July 1, 2017 The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email talentacquisition@uchicago.edu with their request.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant area required.

Unit Experience: One year of relevant experience required. Organized self-starter, able to work strategically and independently required. Effective bridge-builder, able to work across communities required. Literacy and passion for computing, computer science, and technology required. Interest in computing research and industry, and technology policy required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Organized self-starter, able to work strategically and independently required. Effective bridge-builder, able to work across communities required. Literacy and passion for computing, computer science, and technology required. Interest in computing research and industry, and technology policy required. Editorial process, academic publication culture preferred. Social media management and promotion preferred. Online editorial process management tools, such as Manuscript central preferred. Online collaboration tools preferred