DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Managing Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatology
POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
The Assistant Managing Editor is closely involved in Arthritis & Rheumatology journal policy, planning, and administration—managing some activities independently and working closely with the Managing Editor on others. The Assistant Managing Editor also participates, along with the journal’s Manuscript Editors, Senior Manuscript Editor, and Managing Editor, in copyediting manuscripts for publication in Arthritis & Rheumatology, reading article proofs, and performing other activities related to the journal’s content and production. Additionally, the Assistant Managing Editor manages short special features that appear in the journal monthly or occasionally.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with Managing Editor in developing recommendations to the ACR Committee on Journal Publications and others regarding potential adoption of new policies and practices (e.g., data deposition requirements, ORCID registration requirements, authorship requirements, financial interest disclosure)
Work with Managing Editor in developing recommendations to the ACR Committee on Journal Publications and others regarding potential new journal-related features or products (e.g., video abstracts, article aggregation spinoff products, open-access journal)
Work with Managing Editor in investigating and responding to legal issues that arise (regarding, e.g., copyright or trademark, predatory publishing, authorship disputes, plagiarism)
Review new advertisements for appropriateness and compliance with journal requirements
Manage the monthly features In This Issue and Clinical Connections, coordinating with Editor-in-Chief, publisher, and graphic designer
Write occasional features (e.g., biography of new ACR President, ACR Committee Updates) and minutes
Copyedit manuscripts according to journal style
Review article proofs
Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatology or Executive Vice President
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in related field
Minimum of five years experience in the setting of a peer-reviewed scholarly publication (experience specifically with a medical journal and experience specifically with a professional society journal are strongly preferred)
Awareness of current practices and potential future trends in scholarly medical publication
Understanding of legal and ethical issues in medical publishing
Familiarity with metrics used in scientific publishing (e.g., Impact Factor, Altmetrics)
Strong familiarity with scientific/medical terminology
Ability to edit complex, technical material for internal consistency, sense and logic, and comprehensibility
Strong writing skills
The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business.
This is not a contract. The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates. In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.
Internal Number: Assistant ME
About American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meet the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.
The ACR provides professional education for its members through several venues. The Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific meeting devoted to the rheumatic diseases. This meeting draws thousands of rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from around the world. A winter rheumatology symposium, spring clinical meetings, and other topical conferences round out the ACR's educational offerings.