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Editorial Production Manager

  • Category: Other
  • Location: Reston, Virginia
  • Work Arrangement: Remote
  • Type: Full-time/Flex

Medical /Scientific Society seeks full-time flex Editorial Production Manager with medical and/or scientific experience.

Hours/Schedule: Full-time flexible – 35 hours/week is full-time


Job Type: Direct hire 


Locations Requirement: Remote but candidate must reside in DC Metro area for occasional meetings.

Rate: $65-70K salary plus a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, compressed work week, and flexible work hours

Job Description: Seeking an Editorial Production Manager for to oversee publication of Society's 2 medical journals to ensure the smooth flow of the journal production process.


  • Performs daily editorial production management
  • Performs issue-related production management; reviews and approves final proofs and bluelines
  • Proofreads all scientific manuscripts; copyedits manuscripts as necessary
  • Serves as a contact for the editorial office, printer, consultant copyeditors, and (on editorial questions) authors.
  • Manages manuscript copyeditors 
  • Creates production schedules
  • Maintains effective communication with the Managing Editor and staff.
  • Maintains standard operating procedures related to editorial production



  • Baccalaureate degree required
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience with production management, copyediting, and proofreading for medical/scientific publications; experience with peer-reviewed medical journals is a plus
  • Excellent editorial judgment, organizational and project management skills, and attention to detail; proficient in AMA style (copyediting test required)
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing projects and manage work of freelancers
  • Excellent position-related computer skills
  • Ability to work under deadline pressures associated with production of a monthly journal
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, internally and externally, as necessary
  • Candidates must be self-starters who can be highly proactive while also being strong team players



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