Deputy Editor (2580)

Massachusetts Medical Society Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Massachusetts Medical Society is seeking a Deputy Editor to join our editorial team at the New England Journal of Medicine. The Deputy Editor, reporting directly to the Editor-in-Chief, will be responsible for reviewing, selecting and editing manuscripts for the Journal as well as participating in planning the content of each issue.


  • Working with the Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor, Executive Deputy Editor, or designated Associate Editors, reviews and selects manuscripts submitted for publication, including assessing scientific validity, experimental design, statistical analysis, significance of findings, appropriateness of subject matter to the Journal's readership, ethical aspects and over-all interest, presentation and quality.

  • Works in conjunction with designated Associate Editors on the recruitment and peer review of research manuscripts. Works with Editorial Assistants to ensure rapid and fair review and to oversee smooth operation of the review process.

  • Edits research manuscripts and other article types for the Journal.

  • Participates in regular Editorial meetings to present manuscripts for consideration and to comment on manuscripts presented by other members. Participates in weekly meetings to plan each issue of the Journal, including make-up, accompanying editorials, review articles, etc. Attends meetings of the Editorial Board.

  • Maintains contact with authors of manuscripts and articles under consideration to explain editorial recommendations, to advise regarding status of manuscripts in the review process, to communicate final decision regarding acceptability of articles for publication, and ensure complete disclosure of financial relationships relevant to the research reported in the article. Ensures that each article meets the Journal's standards of publishing ethics.

  • Solicits and edits editorials, review articles and other article types as assigned.

  • Writes editorials and Perspective articles as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor or Executive Deputy Editor.

  • Stays informed, and keeps Journal editors informed, about developments in assigned field or specialty. Represents the Journal at meetings and conferences.

  • Ensures that the best available research is submitted to the Journal. Identifies potential Journal contributors and invites submission as appropriate.

Required Experience

  • An M.D. degree and 5+ years' research experience (broadly defined) in medicine is required.

  • Understanding of the requirements of scholarly and/or academic publishing is essential.

  • Experience managing and using social media to publish content is highly desirable.

  • Ability to work closely with interdisciplinary teams is required, as are flexibility and creativity.

  • The successful candidate is encouraged to be actively involved in patient care and to continue that involvement (approximately 20% of time) while serving in this role.

  • Editorial experience is a plus but not required.


Our generous benefits offerings include: 3 weeks of paid vacation, 6 personal days, 12 sick days, 12 paid holidays, medical and dental plans, 401(k) plans with company match, an onsite back-up childcare center, tuition assistance and more!

The MMS has earned praise as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe for the past 6 years in a row! The Globe surveys employees regarding their opinions about company leadership, benefits, ethics, values and culture, and recognizes those companies who receive high marks from their employees.

Massachusetts Medical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Min/Fem/Vet/Disabled

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