ACEP ID:

Assistant Editor

DEPARTMENT

Educational Products

BASIC FUNCTION Provides editorial assistance for the creation of digital educational products. Formats, copy edits. and proofreads.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists with publishing PEERprep for Physicians, PEERprep for Programs, and PEERcert+, including coordinating the work of the Editorial Board and contributors; sending instructions to Item Authors and Section Editors; maintaining databases and permissions logs; processing content through workflows; tracking submissions; formatting, copy editing, and proofreading content per AMA style; checking and copy editing references; incorporating changes; coordinating art and multimedia development; performing photo research; securing permissions; preparing approved content for production; uploading content to the learning management system; and providing sample questions to EMRA.

  2. Assists with publishing other Educational Products titles, including coordinating the work of authors and editors; processing content through workflows; formatting articles and chapters; copy editing and proofreading content per AMA style; verifying and copyediting references; incorporating changes; performing photo research; securing permissions; and preparing approved content for production.

  3. Assists with publishing committee and section projects, including Improvement in Medical Practice activities, as needed.

  4. Assists with the creation of multimedia content, including creating infographics and PowerPoint slides as well as assisting with the creation of websites, webinars, podcasts, videos, and other multimedia.

  5. Recruits, recommends, and coordinates the work of publishing contractors.

  6. Works with editors and authors to devise social media content, blog posts, and website content; assists in marketing campaigns; and writes copy to promote various educational products.

  7. Obtains permissions to post LLSA articles and provides copy for the Maintenance of Certification website. Keeps articles current for the EM, Peds, Med Tox, and EMS annual reading lists.

  8. Uploads digital content into the learning management system.

  9. Updates content for product websites and the ACEP store.

  10. Responds to product inquiries, requests for information, group sales requests, and other customer service items as needed.

  11. Maintains written procedures for all processes.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Relationships and Contacts

Reports to:

Editorial Director, PEER

Internal Contacts:

Educational Meetings, Emergency Medicine Practice, Finance, Grants and Foundation Development, Corporate Development, Member Communications and Marketing, Member and Customer Service, Quality, Staff Services, Technology Services

External Contacts

ABEM; authors; commercial publishers; editors; education and publishing professionals in other organizations; Education Steering Committee and subcommittees; legal counsel; third-party editors, proofreaders, project managers, and vendors

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, biology, or a related field.

  2. Two years of related editorial experience, including working with authors, graphic designers, artists, copy editors, and other freelancers; experience with print and digital publications and applications; word processing; and working with a variety of software programs, such as desktop publishing, graphics programs, and databases.

  3. Excellent copy editing and proofreading skills. Ability to pass a grammar and/or editing test.

Other Desired Qualifications 

  1. Experience in a large medical or scientific nonprofit organization or science publishing

  2. Excellent communication skills, highly organized, and detail oriented

  3. Certificate in editing, medical editing, or technical writing, or a strong interest in becoming a medical editor

  4. Knowledge of AMA Manual of Style or Chicago Manual of Style

  5. Ability to work under and meet deadlines and budgets

  6. Experience in graphic design and/or multimedia creation, including the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition, and Acrobat)

  7. Experience with photo research, permissions, and usage rights

  8. Experience with marketing and social media campaigns

  9. Self-starter, creative, able to make independent decisions

  10. Strong team player, able to work in a collaborative environment

We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits package, retirement plan and more.

If you have any questions or would like to send your resume, contact us here.

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