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Editorial Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: GTA

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JMIR Publications, a small but rapidly growing publisher of peer-reviewed STM journals with an emphasis on medicine, health, and technology titles, is currently seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated team members. We are a rapidly growing open access publisher (Growth500 company - one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada) with a strong social mission: To transform scholarly communication, and to make health and medical information available to people when they need it. While our primary users and clients are academic authors and researchers, we are increasingly developing innovative products and services for other user groups such as patients and consumers.

We offer competitive compensation, including a comprehensive, flexible benefits program that includes Extended Health and Dental Coverage, Disability Coverage, Life and Critical Illness Coverage. We are in a beautiful new office space near the harbourfront, with free snacks and beverages, and organize social events as a company such as BBQs.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, and service-focused recent college or university graduate (preferably from a health-related field), or an individual currently working as a research assistant, for the position of Editorial Assistant (previous experience working for a peer-reviewed journal required).

This is not a marketing, communications, or writing position. We are seeking someone with excellent administrative skills to coordinate the handling of scientific manuscripts for our peer-reviewed scientific journals, and to work closely with academic editors and authors in the medical sciences to ensure they have the resources they need. We appreciate your interest, but please submit your CV only if you are interested in this kind of role.

Education:

A university or college degree/diploma, preferably in medicine, science, information technology, library/information science, with demonstrated scientific experience and interests OR a combination of education and relevant experience

Required Skills:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to consistently meet deadlines

Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative

Sound, mature judgment, tact, and good decision-making skills

Proficiency with current office-productivity tools such as Google Docs and Sheets, Word, Excel, etc., as well as the ability to learn the organization’s web-based systems for communications and scholarly content delivery

Experience in peer-reviewed STM publishing is an asset

What you’ll be doing:

Assessing new article submissions to ensure articles are suitable in quality and scope 

Monitor the review process of scientific articles, ensuring timely completion and sufficient follow-up with editors or reviewers

Support editors by providing information and resources, as well as reminders

Occasionally help with identifying and assigning peer reviewers

Provide user support through the Zendesk ticket system

Coordinate editorial board meetings

Assist Journal Managers in daily journal-related tasks

JMIR Publications is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all those who apply. Our team will contact individuals whose skills and experience most closely match our requirements.

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