BMJ

Assistant Editor

Job Locations UK-London
Job ID
2020-1266
Location : Location
UK-London
Salary
£36,216 - £40,240 depending on experience (London)
Post End Date
30/11/2020

Overview

Position: Assistant Editor
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £36,216 - £40,240 depending on experience
Start date: ASAP

 

BMJ Open is seeking an Assistant Editor to join their in-house editorial team. The role will involve handling medical manuscripts through peer review and providing input on journal development, processes, and policies. Strong organisational and communication skills are essential.

 

We will consider experienced editors who wish to work remotely. 

We will also consider editors based in the USA, India or China. Salary: competitive.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assessing submitted manuscripts against the journal’s aims and scope for suitability for peer review and rejecting unsuitable submissions
  • Making post-peer review editorial decisions on whether to publish reviewed submissions, seeking second opinions from senior editors when necessary
  • Handling publication / research ethics concerns
  • Advising editorial freelancers
  • Occasionally sourcing appropriate peer reviewers
  • Providing assistance and guidance to other team members
  • Working with the rest of the editorial team to ensure journal processes are as user-friendly and efficient as possible
  • Ensuring the journal’s editorial policies are up-to-date
  • Providing contributions to the journal blog and social media accounts
  • Occasional attendance at medical and publishing events for outreach and market intelligence gathering

Qualifications

Suitable medical qualification or a scientific qualification and experience conducting research, for example in earning an MSc or PhD, plus relevant editorial experience:

  • Experience handling manuscripts and of peer review processes preferred
  • Demonstrable understanding of open access
  • IT competence, including MS Office and web skills
  • High standard of written English required to communicate effectively and professionally with reviewers and authors

Why should you apply?

BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider with a vision for a healthier world. We share knowledge and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes. 

 

You may know us as the publisher of one of the world’s most cited general medical journals, The BMJ. We also publish over 70 specialty journals, many of which are the most influential titles in their field. 

 

We also offer digital professional development courses and clinical decision support tools to help medical institutions and clinicians tackle today’s most critical healthcare challenges.

 

Evidence underpins everything we do – it’s what makes us one of the world’s most trusted knowledge providers. And the figures speak for themselves: more than 50 million users from over 150 countries access our websites every year.

 

BMJ is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association (BMA), with nearly 500 employees worldwide. Our head office is located within the Grade II listed BMA House in Euston, London, with more offices in China, India, North America. 

 

As a values-driven company, we have pride in our people and take equal opportunities very seriously. We welcome individuality and all qualified applications from a diverse range of candidates. 

 

Those who come to work with us are assured of a rewarding career in an increasingly global company. In return, we offer a great place to work with a wide range of benefits, including: 

 

  • 25 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, a BMA Day and the opportunity to gain more holiday entitlement through long service 
  • Additional days’ leave for moving house, volunteering or getting married 
  • Onsite gym, fitness classes and subsidised canteen and cafeteria
  • Double matching employer pension contribution, up to 12%
  • Multiple discounts through MyReward employee benefits platform. 
  • Season ticket loan, gym membership and cycle to work scheme 
  • Seven times salary life assurance cover
  • Regular social events, diversity and inclusion groups, and charity fundraising initiatives to get involved in

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