10 March 2012

Job Opening: Editorial Assistant - Green Journal for The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (WA)

Post date: 10 March 2012
Outstanding opportunity with an excellent, non-profit, women's healthcare organization!


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a not-for-profit membership organization supporting over 54,000 members/physicians. Our organization is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, 35 hour work weeks, excellent benefits and so much more! Fantastic benefits include health and dental insurance, employer funded retirement plan, public transportation subsidy, use of the free on-site fitness center, and more! To learn more about our organization, please visit our Website at www.acog.org!


We are looking for an Editorial Assistant for our Green Journal who will:

1. Provide general administrative and editorial support in the editorial office:

A. Evaluate new submissions for completeness and conformity with journal policy
B. Assign new submissions to Editors; reformat manuscripts to include line numbering if needed
C. Assign and track manuscript review by Editorial Board members and periodically update reviewer list
D. Assign new Letter-to-the-Editor submissions to the Editor
E. Review Clinical Expert Series proofs and edit as needed. Proofread occasional items such as Dr. Queenan's editorials.
F. Provide backup for manuscript editor and production editor as needed
G. Procure supplies and reference materials as needed
H. Process mail & Coordinate special mailings and distributions
I File author agreement forms and revised and rejected manuscripts as needed
J. Provide administrative support to managing editor and assist editorial staff with special projects

2. Perform editorial duties associated with Deputy Editor's manuscripts; prioritize and organize journal-related tasks for the Deputy Editor:

A. Coordinate the review process via electronic tracking system (ie, Editorial Manager)
B. Manage Clinical Expert Series
C. Compile Deputy Editor's manuscripts for weekly editorial conference
D. Create and maintain paper and computer files to ensure timely disposition of manuscripts
E. Assist with journal-related correspondence, word processing, filing, responding to telephone inquiries, and making copies
F. Arrange business travel and reimbursements
G. Assist in review and editing of Deputy Editor's editorials


• Education in English or journalism helpful with demonstrated administrative experience.
• Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel).
• Strong verbal and written communication skills (including spelling and proofreading skills).
• Ability to meet deadlines and to handle a diverse work load while working independently.
• Must be detail oriented and well organized.
To Apply:

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at:


Alternatively, you can mail your resume to:

The American College of Ob/Gyn
ATTN: Human Resources
PO BOX 96920
Washington, D.C. 20090

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Compensation: Salary is negotiable - excellent benefits!


For submissions: apply online here

Website: http://www.acog.org/
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