Purpose of the Job
Assisting in all aspects of the organisation and preparation of The Lancet Rheumatology, both online and 12 issues per year in print.
Main Activities and Responsibilities
Management - deputise for the Editor in his/her absence.
Content strategy - assist the Editor with decisions on which new submissions should be considered for publication, and help the Editor develop editorial strategy.
Content delivery - assist the Editor with timely production of 48 Articles a year, linked Comments and Correspondence, and Editorial. Commission Comment and Review content as necessary. Responsibility for timely production of a minimum of 24 Review papers a year. News and Editorial writing, sub-editing, proof checking, and cross-reading.
Peer review - organise peer review of articles and other written material, and negotiating with authors.
Collaboration with specialty community - develop and maintain links with the rheumatology community to solicit high-quality research, especially clinical trials, for the journal.
Collaboration with subject specialists to assist with journal positioning - develop and maintain links with the rheumatology community to solicit high-quality research, especially clinical trials, for the journal.
Collaboration with subject specialists to assist with journal positioning - attendance of conferences and other events, to represent the journal, to identify suitable topics and authors, and to keep up-to-date with current developments in rheumatology.
- Displays High Integrity and Honesty
- Develops Strategic Perspective
- Champions Change
- Connects Group to Outside World
- Drives for results
- Technical and Professional Expertise
- Builds Relationships
Functional and Technical Competencies
- Post-doc research experience or clinical experience in a relevant field.
- Substantial editorial experience, at Senior Editor level, with a good understanding of all aspects of the editorial process, journal production, and of running an editorial team.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience
PhD, MD, or other higher degree in a directly relevant discipline.