Provide support to the production functions of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). Submission/Peer Review Process: Oversee the submission and peer review process, assisting the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, authors, and peer reviewers with access and procedural problems. Provide support for Associate Editors to ensure timely completion of peer reviews, troubleshooting delays as needed. Provide support for authors to ensure correctness of submissions, screen incoming submissions and revisions to ensure manuscript compliance with AJPH requirements.Answer technical questions about the tracking system and the submission/peer review process; assist in training, as needed, to use the tracking system.Coordinate with Deputy Editor to ensure all manuscripts are blinded prior to peer review. Production Process: Assist authors with final version manuscript uploads and answer their queries, answer style/formatting questions, review accepted manuscripts for completeness and liaise with authors to resolve potential problems (references, tables, figures, blinded material), and answer technical questions about the submission system and the production process.Review final acceptance requirements to ensure that authors are following instructions and making necessary updates in addition to Production requirements. Consult with journal Editor-In-Chief regarding Production schedules and standards. Digital Media: Produce content for Facebook and Twitter.Coordinate with APHA Social Media Committee on association-wide events, including National Public Health Week and the Annual Meeting.Produce content for AJPH blog, podcasts, and video casts.Ensure that AJPH Collection pages are regularly updated and maintained per the requirements of AJPH Editors.Review, edit, and update AJPH and APHA Web pages and production-related e-mail templates as needed. Interim Subscriptions Duties: Consult and coordinate with PPF to promote AJPH and Nation’s Health subscriptions. Draft and update multiple marketing campaigns throughout the year. Evaluate subscription and market trends to target new customers and markets. Assist with PPF’s implementation of subscriber access to AJPH content. Report monthly subscription numbers and areas of growth. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in English, journalism, or related field. One year of experience in proofreading and copy-editing or publications, knowledge of periodical production, manuscript tracking systems, and AMA style desirable. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, good computer skills, strong organizational ability, and sharp eye for detail. Must be flexible, reliable, and hard working.
Position is based in downtown DC near several metro stations.
Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Mon- Fri. (daytime). Number of openings: 1.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should upload the following information:
A writing sample;
At least 2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title, company name and phone number and email).