The Lancet Infectious Diseases is an established monthly journal, celebrating its 20th year of publication. We are looking for a full-time, in-house Senior Editor to join the editorial team in our London Wall office.
We particularly welcome candidates from backgrounds not well represented in our industry, which include black and other ethnic minorities.
Working alongside the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor and another Senior Editor, you will be responsible for assisting in the oversight of submissions, quality peer review, and publication of the most relevant research with the potential to influence practice.
The main activities and responsibilities for the role of Senior Editor are :
Developing and maintaining links with the international infectious diseases communities, and scanning the current literature to aid in the identification of suitable material and authors for the journal
Commissioning material for the journal as required, and organising and conducting laboratory visits
Organising peer review of articles and other written material and negotiating with authors
Writing editorials, news items, and other material for the journal or website
Sub-editing material from all sections of the journal to improve clarity of expression, and to conform to journal style, and the limits of the space available
Checking galley proofs and cross- reading journal pages, both as paper copies and on screen
Manage specific sections of the journal and make sure that the appropriate content is ready for publication on a regular basis
Attendance at conferences and other events, to represent the journal, to identify suitable topics and Authors and to keep up to date with current developments in digital health
Checking of monthly website updates and selection of material for homepage
Assist with press releases as required
Participate with online strategies
Suggesting and helping to develop new initiatives for the further development of the journal
Such other duties as may be necessary from time to time (eg covering for other team members during holiday and sickness absences)
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