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Managing Editor

Managing Editor

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US-IL-Oak Brook

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Working under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor, the Managing Editor (ME) handles the day-to-day administrative functions for the print and online journal. The ME is the primary point of contact for all production and publication issues for the journal’s Publisher (currently Elsevier). Reviews all submissions to the journal to determine if they meet the journal’s content parameters. Coordinates and ensures the integrity of the peer review process of designated articles, and tracks all manuscripts through the submission, review, editing, and production processes. Oversees editing standards for the journal, working with the Publisher’s Journal Manager to ensure high-quality substantive editing and revision of all accepted articles.  Responsible for quality control for published articles and issues, including multimedia content on the website.  Collaborates with editorial leadership and the Publisher on marketing and public relations for the journal.  Tracks and reports journal metrics to all appropriate stakeholders. 


  1. The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in English or journalism. 
  2. At least 3 to 5 years of experience managing the peer review and production processes of a scholarly journal in the health sciences. Experience in working with an online manuscript submission and tracking system. 
  3. Excellent communication skills, both in writing and orally. Succinct, effective, and professional at all times. 
  4. Strong substantive editing skills and ability to recognize and articulate content development needs. Ability to understand, analyze, edit, and communicate complex material in a wide range of health care areas and ensure effective communication of same. 
  5. Excellent time management skills and comprehensive attention to details. Able to successfully manage multiple projects, work well under pressure, and adhere to all editorial and production schedules and deadlines. 
  6. Interpersonal skills needed to interact with and elicit cooperation of internal staff and external authors, reviewers, and content experts. 
  7. High level of professionalism and commitment to high standards, assertiveness, integrity, and discriminating judgment.

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