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Assistant Editor

The AVMA is seeking an Assistant Editor to join our Publications team to work with the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Journal of Veterinary Research located in our Headquarters office in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago.

Reporting to the Editor-In-Chief, the Assistant Editor will be responsible for coordinating peer review of manuscripts submitted to the journals, making decisions on manuscript disposition, and editing manuscripts for scientific accuracy and adherence to the journal style. They will interact with authors and reviewers and with the in-house copyediting and production staff. They are responsible for ensuring the scientific validity and quality of manuscripts published in the JAVMA and AJVR.

Ideal candidates will have a doctorate in veterinary medicine in addition to research and clinical experience or will have a doctoral degree in a field relevant to veterinary medicine, and research experience in applied or clinical veterinary medicine. All candidates must have a demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing or editing and be able to communicate and work effectively with contributors to the AVMA journals.

The AVMA offers a supportive work environment and excellent benefits. Deadline for application is 9/30/17.  Send resume with salary requirements to:

About the AVMA:

Located in Schaumburg, IL, with a Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession and provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues and affect policy that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services.  The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160.  The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $30M+ annual operating budget. 






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