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Associate Production Editor - Special Publications
American Public Health Association
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Advocacy / Non-Profit
APHA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Internal Number: 2023-1605
The Associate Production Editor – Special Publications will produce Supplement issues for its flagship journal, AJPH (American Journal of Public Health).
RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor supplement issue workflow and helps develop/improve current production policies and systems for special issues. Assist Journal Project Manager to ensure that all production milestones and deadlines are being met for each special issue. Secure necessary publication elements, including tables, figures, funding statements, conflicts of interest, Guest Editor names, print runs, online posting dates and information, and final e-Reader files. Conduct Triage to assess manuscripts prior to production. Review copyedited manuscripts, providing feedback to copyeditors; checking for grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, and consistency with established Journal style; and preparing manuscripts for composition. Prepare figures for composition, providing editing instructions to the composition team or editing/reworking figures in Illustrator and Photoshop. Convert or create graphics to replace figures that fail to meet Journal criteria. Proofread article proofs, consolidating author corrections to page proofs and resolve any outstanding author queries; monitors the overall proofreading process. Monitor production deadlines, ensuring that authors, copyeditors, and proofreaders return manuscripts promptly. Review special issue notebooks for style, layout, completeness, and correctness, consolidating further corrections from 2nd proofs and author responses to queries and coordinate with the Director of Publications to place house and paid ads; routes notebook files for review and sends all changes to the compositor. The position will supervise the Freelance copyeditors and proofreaders. Perform other duties as assigned.
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 2-3 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 1-2 years' experience with progressive responsibility managing projects to successful and timely completion preferred. Highly organized. Ability to manage time and multiple projects effectively and efficiently. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend work as job duties or projects require it. Travel to the Annual Meeting is required with other occasional travel possible. Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend work as job duties or projects require it. Require occasional lifting and moving to 25 lbs.
Position is based in downtown DC near several metro stations. Hybrid work environment.
Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Monday - Friday (daytime). Number of openings: 1.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should submit the following information at: https://careers-apha.icims.com.
A writing sample;
At least 2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title, company name and phone number and email).
Vaccination Policy: New Hires and Employees must adhere to APHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Policy.
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY. APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.
APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public's health.
Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status
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We are the leading voice for the news and magazine media industries. Our advocacy, research and events bring together todayâ€™s brightest minds to create the strategies and business models to help quality journalism thrive. Formerly the Newspaper Association of America.