Assistant Editor

London (Central)
11 Apr 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Specifications: Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

Application Closing Date: 1st May 2019

This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as an Assistant Editor to make a difference in the field of health care research.

The Assistant Editor will assist with the development and implementation of editorial policies, and be responsible for key editorial management and publishing tasks and relationships.

Editorial policy

  • Assist with preparing, editing, and updating editorial policies and related guidance.
  • Assist with research into areas of editorial and publishing policy and practice (e.g. searches for retracted studies).
  • Use content management systems to edit and publish changes to websites providing information and guidance on editorial and publishing policies.
  • Collate data (e.g. using surveys or querying databases) and prepare reports related to editorial policies for different audiences.
  • Assist with the management and development of the Cochrane Style Manual.

Publishing - Cochrane Library

  • Manage editorial workflows for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Editorials, from submission through to publication on the Cochrane Library, work with authors, editors, peer reviewers, and our publisher, to ensure Editorials are published on time and to a high standard.
  • Monitor comments received on Cochrane Reviews via the Cochrane Library system, support comment publication processes, and track progress against turnaround targets.
  • Edit and publish changes to the Cochrane Library website using the platform content management system, including: responsibility for updating the homepage content and general website content; and publishing Special Collections.

We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of contacts across the world. The successful candidate will also have:

  • Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • An understanding of the importance of systematic reviews to clinical decision-making.
  • Demonstrable interest in healthcare research.
  • Previous experience in a similar editorial or publishing role, and experience with developing or implementing editorial policy.
  • An ability to develop and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient level IT skills, including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and able to quickly adopt to different IT packages being used by the organization such as website content management systems (e.g. Drupal, Confluence).Ability to work methodically and accurately with attention to detail.
  • A pro-active approach to problem-solving.

Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV along with a supporting statement with "Assistant Editor" in the subject line. The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements for the post outlined in the job description using specific examples. List your experience, achievements, knowledge, personal qualities, and skills which you feel are relevant to the post.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 1st May 2019 (12 midnight GMT)

Interviews to be held on: TBC

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