Job Opportunity - Assistant Editor CMAJ

Assistant Editor CMAJ
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career as a full- time professional editor at Canada’s premier medical journal. As part of the CMAJ editorial team, you will contribute to the overall growth of the journal, particularly in the areas of research, review, clinical practice and opinion. Your responsibilities will include selecting and developing articles for publication in CMAJ through peer review and commissioning. This is a permanent full- time job with scope for career progression within CMAJ. For the successful physician candidate, there is time available to continue limited clinical practice.

CMAJ is an internationally respected general medical journal with an Impact Factor of 9.0. It is published continuously online and distributed as print and electronic issues 18 times per year to the Canadian Medical Association’s 70,000 members. CMAJ’s offices are at CMA’s headquarters in Ottawa.

Essential requirements for this job are a medical degree or life sciences PhD, fluency in written and spoken English, and previous experience as an editor. This experience may, for example, have been gained through a year’s formal training program at an international general medical journal or over several years as an associate editor of a medical or scientific journal or possibly as the editor of an in- house publication of a large health organization.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter before August 31, 2012. If you would like to discuss this position in more detail, please contact Dr John Fletcher or Dr Diane Kelsall: [email protected];  [email protected]