The Editorial Assistant plays an integral role in the publication of the Journal of Vascular Surgery Publications by ensuring that manuscript submissions adhere to the instructions for authors. The Editorial Assistant provides general support to the JVS staff, authors, and reviewers.
What you’ll own (Responsibilities)
Ensure that all new and revised manuscripts are formatted correctly and assigned to the appropriate editor for review.
Collaborate with Managing Editor to format the list of available articles for each monthly issue.
Track tardy reviewers and authors with overdue reviews and re-submissions.
Establish and maintain efficient working relationships with staff, editors, and contributors.
Respond to emails to the general e-mail account.
Produce monthly reports using Editorial Manager and generate data as requested by the Managing Editor.
Track and solicit responses to Letters to the Editor.
Perform other duties as required or assigned.
What you’ll bring to the job (Requirements)
Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or a related field is preferred.
Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and in a team.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Ability to self-motivate and complete tasks independently with excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Must be able to gain an expert understanding of the Journal’s complex submission Web site, as the Editorial Assistant is responsible for providing contributors with clear instructions.
Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office programs is required.
Understanding of image quality for print publication is preferred.
Physical Requirements & Environment
Typical office setting with routine sitting and occasional standing. Routine use of basic office equipment and computer. Occasional local and out of town travel is required for this position. Occasional evening and/or weekend work maybe required based on business needs. Routine telecommuting is allowed. Occasional lifting objects or equipment up to 35 lbs.
SVS offers a comprehensive and competitive recognition and reward program. We believe in professional staff development. We know that our investment in employee growth provides even greater potential for them to contribute to our organization, each other, and the community at large.
About the Society for Vascular Surgery
The Society for Vascular Surgery advances the care and knowledge of vascular disease, which affects the veins and arteries of the body, to improve lives everywhere. It counts more than 6,000 medical professionals worldwide as members, including surgeons, physicians and nurses. For more information about vascular health and the society, please visit www.vascular.org.
The Society for Vascular Surgery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Society for Vascular Surgery
The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for more than 5,800 specialty-trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. http://www.vascular.org/