Editorial Assistant

American Economic Association



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Encouraging Perfect Freedom of Economic Discussion

Entry-level position with prestigious publishing organization, assisting in the production of four peer-reviewed journals.

The Editorial Assistant supports the editors of the American Economic Journals in managing the peer review process.

Excellent benefits, including generous paid holidays and vacation/sick time, outstanding health insurance, and extraordinary retirement plan matching.

This an on-site position in Pittsburgh, PA. Only those currently residing in or returning to Pittsburgh should apply.

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  • Processing manuscript submissions.
  • Working with authors to ensure that all required materials are in order.
  • Preparing decision letters.
  • Verifying and proofreading references for accepted papers, formatting according to the Chicago Manual of Style and AEA house style.
  • Maintaining in-house database of accepted articles.
  • Running plagiarism checks.
  • Monitoring general email account for the journals, answering emails directly or routing them to the appropriate staff member.
  • Producing reports for the AEA administrative office and for the journal editors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years office experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Good time-management and organizational skills

Office Environment

The AEA Publications office is located on Pittsburgh’s South Side. It is a professional, relaxed, and collaborative atmosphere.

Equal-Opportunity Employer

The AEA does not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, non-job-related disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

To apply for this job email your details to openings@eaer.org