Washington D.C.
Jan 13, 2022
Feb 17, 2022
Full Time

Journal Project Manager

Downtown nonprofit association near Metro seeks a Journal Project Manager to identify funding opportunities for and oversee the development and progress of special supplemental issues. This position will coordinate and communicate with Editors, journal staff, and funders to ensure man are submitted on time, receive timely peer review, are accepted by stated deadlines, and are produced and published on schedule. This position will also work with the Editor-In-Chief and assigned Associate Editors to ensure agreed-upon processes are being followed; provide status reports to Editors, staff, and funders; and assist in the production and finalization of accepted articles as needed.

Specific areas of oversight and responsibilities are:

  • In consultation with the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Director of Publications, identify topics of special interest to the journal for further development; define the scope of each topic and develop a proposal for grant-seeking/funding.
  • Identify funding sources to develop special supplemental issues of the AJPH. Oversees the development and progress of funded special issues.
  • Work closely with Associate Editors, Guest Editors, Funders, Editor-in-Chief, and Deputy Director of Publications to ensure manuscripts are submitted on time, receive timely peer review, are accepted by stated deadlines, and are produced and published on schedule.
  • Define and monitor Supplement project budget and publication timelines, ensuring costs and expenses are within specified limits.
  • Ensure agreed-upon processes and procedures are being followed.
  • Provide bi-weekly status reports to Deputy Director of Publications, Editors, and Funders.
  • Oversee triage, copyediting, and proofreading, production, publication, and printing of accepted manuscripts, assisting in the review of copyediting, proofreading and issue finalization as needed.
  • Oversee quality control and finalization of special issues.
  • Ensure communication among team members, funders, and communications teams to coordinate release events, if any.
  • Supervise and direct one (1) Associate Production Editor – Special Publications

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 3-5 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 2-3 years' experience with progressive responsibility managing projects to successful and timely completion. Highly organized. Ability to manage time and multiple projects effectively and efficiently. Able to manage relationships and diverse sets of personalities and needs. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend work as job duties or projects require it.

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: 

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • A writing sample;
  • Salary requirement;
  • At least 2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title, company name and phone number and email).

CLOSING DATE:                    Open Until Filled

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