Develop, copyedit, and revise scholarly content for the Department of Education to include assignments with online courses, assessments, and live courses using AMA and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) style guidelines.
Some duties include: Fact check and verify electronic reference citations, proofread, and coordinate editors’ comments to ready content for peer-review and publication; attend virtual and in person peer-review and content development sessions and perform onsite, real-time copyediting based on committee consensus. Query and follow up with authors, editors, and staff regarding clarity, references, and permission requests;
research table and figure citations and provide requisite documentation to secure permissions; quality control freelance copyediting and provide timely feedback to ensure adherence to AMA and AAP style guidelines; and communicate with editors, subject experts, and faculty regarding style adherence concerns.
Qualifications needed: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required; 2-3 years’ related experience as a medical copyeditor required, including implementation of AMA Manual of Style; proficiency with MS Office and Google Docs required; knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, publication development, and medical terminology required; and some evening, weekend work, and travel may be required.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. ?
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.
Mission: The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
Our comprehensive benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, LTD/STD, Vacation, Sick, Holiday pay, 401K/403B, Health and Wellness Reimbursement Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts.