Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Associate Editor

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Remote, United States
18 days ago


Associate Editors are responsible for the quality, timeliness, and usefulness of manuscripts assigned. They handle manuscripts from submission through final decision. Associate Editors report to the Editor and undergo performance evaluation at 6 month intervals for the first year, annually thereafter.


  • Review manuscripts assigned to you to determine whether they are eligible for review.
  • Assign 2-3 reviewers for each eligible manuscript assigned to you; invite replacement reviewers as needed. Reviewers are drawn from a database, recommended by authors, or cited in references.
  • Write a decision letter based on reviewer input for each eligible manuscript.
  • Respond to author and reviewer queries in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Editor as needed for annual projects. Examples: recommend outstanding ad hoc reviewers for the JNEB Board of Editors, update and present the JNEB workshop for authors and reviewers, staff the JNEB exhibit at SNE Annual Conference.
  • Participate in phone conferences of JNEB staff for policy discussions. May also contribute to JNEB Journal Committee discussions and meetings. There is opportunity to write the From JNEB editorial.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • PhD, DPH, or similar degree with a strong background in research and practice related to food and nutrition behavior.
  • Experienced reviewer for professional journals.
  • Demonstrated authorship in professional field.
  • Experienced telecommuter accustomed to working with various software and online portals.

Time Commitment and Setting
Approximately 5-10 h/wk working from your own location through Editorial Manager system (EM), e-mail, phone, and Zoom with the Editor, Managing Editor, and authors and reviewers from around the world.

This position is “50%” time which means this AE will receive half the number of manuscripts to manage as those going to someone who is “100%” time.

Compensation is $5,000, with a stepped increase in compensation with years of service as an Editor. It may take the form of a quarterly stipend to the Associate Editor’s institution/department or a payment for independent consulting.

Start Date
The position begins in November 2021, with a period of training before assuming full responsibilities.

Applicants should send their CV with a cover letter that highlights their qualifications for the position. If the applicant is employed at a university, please also include a letter of support from your department head or chair. 

Materials should be received by October 1, 2021.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58467198
  • Location:
    Remote, United States
  • Position Title: Associate Editor
  • Company Name: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • Job Function: Service
  • Job Type: Part-Time

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