General Description: Manage publication of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), overseeing all logistics relative to the highest quality submission and peer review of manuscripts, and print and online journal production. Work with the CJASN editors and ASN staff to support a standard of operation that will maintain the exemplary position of ASN publications in the field of nephrology. Telecommuting is permitted for this position, should the selected candidate not reside in the Washington DC metro area.
Monitor and maintain appropriate standards for CJASN. Identify changing technologies to ensure publications meet industry standards and remain competitive. Work with ASN staff to develop measures for the publication’s performance and systems of monitoring/improving same.
Provide support to editors. Promote editorial initiatives; oversee trajectory of submissions for editors and reviewers, maintain daily communications with Editor in Chief (EIC) and consult with him with regard to Deputy and Associate Editors, reviewers, and authors; maintain list of invited material and EIC’s action items; consult with EIC with regard to reader/reviewer concerns; prepare agendas for editorial meetings; serve as primary contact for editors. Respond to all inquiries from authors, reviewers, and editors in a timely manner, treating all constituents as customers.
Oversee monthly line-up for journal. Review all proofs to ensure that presentation standards are maintained; address and resolve any concerns in that regard. Review all accepted articles prior to release to the printer for figure clarity and legibility.
Identify need for internal systems changes., Working with ASN staff determine best resources, internal and external, to effect requisite changes. With the input of the Executive Editor, Senior Director of Communications, and ASN staff to implement changes to enhance efficiency, improve quality and maintain publication branding/identity in a fiscally responsible manner.
Work with editors, ASN Publications Committee, and ASN staff to ensure all journal policies address current issues in scholarly publishing and are consistent with policies of other ASN publications and with general ASN policies.
Work with peer review management system vendor to address and resolve any concerns of editors, reviewers, or authors and maintain timeliness, accuracy, confidentiality and objectivity of peer review.
Maintain and develop reports to track submission and journal publication trends, as required.
Work with EIC to prepare an annual report for the ASN Publications Committee and reports for CJASN Business Meeting and Editorial Board Luncheon
Work with printer and online publisher to ensure journal quality control and performance. Maintain instructions to authors that are clear, understandable for authors, and in sync with the needs of printer and online publisher. Maintain and update instructions for figure submission to ensure highest publications standards and provide optimum support to authors to meet those standards.
Manage interactions with, and meetings of, the Editorial Board. Work with editors to maintain efficient performance by Editorial Board members.
Update the CJASN website through HighWire platform.
Oversee CJASN social media channels (ie Twitter).
Attend meetings: Council of Science Editors (CSE) and/or International Society of Managing & Technical Editors (ISMTE), vendor meetings (HighWire, ScholarOne, Sheridan Journal Services, etc); making contacts at meetings to help measure ASN journal operations against industry standards, and identify any areas of quality, peer review administration, or journal publication policies that might need to be improved or updated.
Participate in ASN staff meeting calls and in-person meetings as required.
Undertake additional projects as required.
Solid understanding of peer review, non-profit administration, and ASN mission and goals. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Strong multi-tasker with understanding of the necessity of flexibility and willingness to shift priorities as needed.
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and unwavering diplomacy in communicating with editors, authors, reviewers, and vendors; treat all groups as customers.
Ability to work independently yet as part of an editorial team; strong ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously, manage sequential deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner.
Exceptional ability to establish and maintain confidential and collaborative working relationships with scientific authors in order to produce quality manuscripts.
Forward thinking individual who is interested in new publishing developments and technologies and their possible applications to the journal program. Strong understanding of communications technologies and pace of change; ability to analyze competitive/like publications to maintain competitiveness of ASN publications.
Knowledge of nephrology and nephrologists a plus.
Occasional travel required.
An equivalent combination of skills, education, and experience may be considered.
ASN offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive fringe benefits package.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements (with the subject line: Managing Editor, CJASN) to ASN at email@example.com. Please note the society can only accept online applications for this position.
All applicants for this position must include salary requirements in order to be considered.
About The American Society of Nephrology
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) was founded in 1966 as a nonprofit corporation to enhance and assist the study and practice of nephrology, to provide a forum for the promulgation of research, and to meet the professional and continuing education needs of its members.