APHA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Internal Number: 2022-1510
Performs the following functions for the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH): Work closely with Journal Project Manager and Deputy Director of Publications to ensure supplement issues manuscripts are produced and published on schedule. Monitor the production schedule of special issues, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and that the production workflow remains steady and consistent. Coordinate with Senior Associate Production Editor to ensure publication and printing of special issues. Perform triage, copyediting and proofreading functions; initiate composition; and conduct issue finalization and online issue posting. Assist the Senior Associate Production Editor with production of regular issues of the AJPH, as requested. Manage a group of freelancer copyeditors and proofreaders to ensure that articles are being edited and composed in a timely process. Review copyedited manuscripts, tables, and figures, checking grammar, style, and consistency. Prepare figures and edited manuscripts for composition. Review proofread PDFs, checking grammar, style, and consistency throughout. Review notebooks for correctness and incorporate any outstanding changes into the notebook file. Liaise with the Director of Publications to place book and paid ads in the main file and route the main file throughout the entire team. Monitor workflow and Journal Project Manager to help develop/improve current production policies and systems for special issues. As part of the production team, help to ensure that all production milestones and deadlines are being met for each special issue. Secure necessary publication elements, including tables, figures, funding statements, conflicts of interest, Guest Editor names, print runs, online posting dates and information, and final e-Reader files. Conduct Triage to assess manuscripts prior to production. Review copyedited manuscripts, providing feedback to copyeditors; checking for grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, and consistency with established Journal style; and preparing manuscripts for composition. Prepare figures for composition, providing editing instructions to the composition team or editing/reworking figures in Illustrator and Photoshop. Convert or create graphics to replace figures that fail to meet Journal criteria. Proofread various versions of article proofs. Consolidate author corrections to page proofs and resolve any outstanding author queries. Monitor the overall proofreading process. The position will supervise the Freelance copyeditors and proofreaders. Perform other duties as assigned.
BA or higher in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Health or related field. Advanced degree in public health preferred. Proficiency with MS Office and Adobe software products and use of online submissions systems and databases required; previous use of Editorial Manager software and Atypon software preferred. At least 2-3 years’ experience editing and producing scholarly journals, including oversight of style and format, copyediting, and proofreading. Familiarity with peer-review processes and protocols preferred. At least 1-2 years' experience with progressive responsibility managing projects to successful and timely completion preferred. Highly organized. Ability to manage time and multiple projects effectively and efficiently. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend work as job duties or projects require it. Must be able to travel to attend events and other off-site functions when applicable and work occasional evenings and weekend as job duties or projects require it. Requires occasional lifting and moving to 25 lbs.
Vaccination Policy: New Hires and Employees must adhere to APHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Policy. Please contact Human Resources.
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 submit the following information (please include your last name in all filenames when uploading materials. You should use this format: LastName.CoverLetter) at: https://careers-apha.icims.com.
A writing sample;
At least 2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title, company name and phone number and email).
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY. APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.
APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that influences federal policy, has a nearly 150-year perspective and brings together members from all fields of public health.
Our Mission: Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status
Our Vision: Create the healthiest nation in one generation
Our Values: Our values reflect the beliefs of our members from all disciplines of public health and over 40 countries.
APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation's Health newspaper. At our Annual Meeting and Expo, thousands of people share the latest public health research. We lead public awareness campaigns such as Get Ready and National Public Health Week. Together, we are creating the healthiest nation in one generation.
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