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The Department of Orthopedic Surgery seeks an Editor who will collaborate with authors on editing and submission of journal articles and book chapters and will ensure technical accuracy, editorial consistency, clarity, and adherence to publisher requirements. The Editor also represents Editorial Services to University faculty, administrators, and staff and to external professionals.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Assesses manuscripts for structural and data deficiencies.
Edits for data accuracy and completeness, determines appropriateness of citations, and rewrites passages for clarity (with accompanying queries).
Queries editor/authors as appropriate; meets independently with authors to clarify and improve material.
Submits final manuscripts.
Analyzes peer reviewer feedback and categorizes it as actionable or not actionable in the revision process (this is of high value to authors and requires critical thinking and independent assessment of peer review feedback).
Project Mangement (15%)
Independently evaluates reporting needs and modifies data collection accordingly.
Highlights missing elements for submission.
Proactively evaluates department processes and develops and implements changes for improved effectiveness and efficiency.
Independently solves problems encountered in the development, review, and submission of articles and book chapters.
Manages project tracking database.
Generates quarterly and other reports.
Obtains manuscript references by researching online publication databases.
Verifies manuscript references.
Manages reference database.
Special Projects (10%)
Independently handles special projects; this includes leading meetings and aligning resources for departmental website development and database design strategy.
Contributes to orthopaedic resident education efforts through design of educational materials.
Provides first-line supervision and daily mentoring of Production Editor.
Supervise staff in the absence of the Director.
Degree of Independent Action:
Independently prioritizes projects according to departmental policies.
Uses professional judgment in interactions with authors and journal staff (including independent decision making about author requests related to publications, timelines, and procedures).
Independently manages multiple projects of different types, with involvement of Director, as needed.
5 years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of grammar, usage, and editorial style and guidelines.
Strong decision-making skills.
Demonstrated self-management, initiative, and problem-solving.
Specialized knowledge of publishing process, conventions of medical editing, orthopaedic terminology.
Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Critical reading and critical thinking skills.
Journalistic analytical skills.
Proven ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks.
Close attention to detail.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to proactively organize and manage own work.
Ability to manage multiple projects with a great deal of independence.
Ability to meet deadlines under time pressures.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Classified Title: Editor Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,870 - $82,245 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: SOM Ortho Bay Bayview Administration Personnel area: School of Medicine
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