December 10, 2011

Editorial assistant job @ D.C. non-profit

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a not-for-profit membership organization supporting over 54,000 members/physicians, seeks an editorial assistant to assist with producing its publications.

Specifically, the editorial assistant will provide:

Editorial support: Assist Managing Editor with revision of manuscripts in development (eg, Practice Bulletins, Committee Opinions, Technology Assessments, Task Force reports, grant-related documents, health records, and books); proofread copy at each stage of development (manuscript, page proofs, blueline proofs); review manuscripts for consistency with ACOG guidelines; direct queries appropriately to staff or authors; resolve queries through follow-up or research; input corrections marked by others.

Manuscript processing and tracking support: Track manuscripts in development and production; follow up to ensure that all materials are received in a timely fashion; request permission to borrow materials under copyright; convert computer files from authors and outside departments; word process manuscripts to include preparation of technical and complex tabular material, format manuscripts for production; coordinate manuscripts for review and monitor progress with staff, members of the Task Forces, work groups or Committees, and ACOG Fellows or consultants who are authors or reviewers of manuscripts in development or production; arrange for reference verification; maintain paper and computer files of manuscript revisions.

Document support for meetings: Compile all necessary agenda items and background materials for documents in development, including relevant ACOG publications, as assigned; copy and distribute manuscripts/proofs; attend task force and committee meetings as necessary to incorporate manuscript changes on hard copy or electronically.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. Interest in women's health care issues preferred. A minimum of 1-2 years of experience proofreading and editing, preferably medical, scientific, or technical publications. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Knowledge of computers, including Windows, MS Word, and Internet applications. Solid written and oral communication skills. Ability to work with multiple staff, meet deadlines, and handle a diverse workload. Ability to organize projects, follow directions and complete assignments without supervision, show good judgment, and pay attention to detail. Experience in staffing committees with document development helpful.

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

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