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Sr. Editor

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The editorial consultant will oversee an in-house publication’s editorial operations, including acquisitions, managing the peer review process, performing some editing of manuscripts, communicating with authors, overseeing production and design and collaborating with the editor-in-chief and other members of the editorial team to create a professional journal that is distributed on time.

Position will be around 20 – 30 hours per week. The consultant would primarily work on-site with the possibility of working off-site once the project is in full swing and parameters are in place. Looking for someone to start in early January. This is a long-term consulting project (no set end date).

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities for the journal, which is published 4 times a year, include:

· Work closely with commercial publisher on all aspects of the editorial process from initial submission of manuscripts to mailing
· Evaluate manuscripts for potential publication, in consultation with the editor-in-chief (EIC) as needed
· Traffic manuscripts from the time of arrival through the publication process, including peer review
· Review peer reviews and collaborate with author on necessary revisions
· Review author revisions and evaluate for acceptance in collaboration with the EIC
· Maintain the editorial workflow calendar
· Oversee and direct the work of editors, copyeditor, and designer
· Edit and proofread manuscripts as needed throughout the editorial process
· Communicate with authors throughout the publication process
· Attend meetings and conferences
· Recruit potential authors ongoing
· Create and monitor manuscript submission schedules
· Collaborate with authors to develop, revise and edit manuscripts, as needed
· Plan and Develop the table of contents for each issue
· Manage the completion and submission of continuing education tests and applications
· Coordinate production schedule with publisher
· Coordinate mailing lists with the publisher

The editorial consultant participates on conference calls with the editorial advisory board and may represent the client or other national meetings.

Qualifications

· Masters (preferred) in English or journalism preferred; nursing-related experience in practice or publishing a plus
· Previous experience in editorial project management preferred
· Experience specific to a scientific or healthcare journal/publications is preferred
· At least 4 years of editing/writing experience
· Strong problem solving skills

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