ESMO is Hiring

Assistant Editor: Annals of Oncology

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Annals of Oncology Editorial Office at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO): Assistant Editor (100%, annual contract)

The post is a full-time position, beginning immediately, based in the ESMO Head Office in Lugano, Switzerland, however some travel will be required.

Working within the Annals of Oncology Editorial Office and reporting to the Executive Editor, the Assistant Editor will coordinate the writing of invited reviews from inception to commission and final publication in Annals of Oncology. These reviews will summarise the state-of-the-art in a particular field relevant to the readership of the journal. Annals of Oncology is published in English and it is critical that the individual is able to write, review and edit scientific texts in English to a high level.

This role also involves the supporting the Executive Editor in the day-to-day running of the Editorial Office, and providing support to the Editor-in-Chief and other Editorial Board members on special projects relating to the goals of the journal.

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Essential skills and requirements

  • Higher education qualification in life sciences (e.g. degree / nursing qualification)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English: non-native English speakers – please include English language certificates
  • Experience of writing, proof-reading and technical/language editing of (scientific) literature
  • Experience of STM journal editorial handling and production, including experience of online handling systems
  • Project management

Additional useful skills

  • Background in cancer research/oncology
  • Experience of working in a scientific or educational organization / with the medical profession or for a not-for-profit organisation
  • Committee servicing experience
  • Experience of online content management
  • Knowledge of modern marketing practices, including use of social media

How to apply

To apply, please send the following via e‐mail (preferred) or regular mail and in English only to Geraldine Fructuoso, HR Coordinator, ESMO, Via Taddei 4, 6962 Lugano, Switzerland,

  • An application letter of maximum one page (including notice time from current position)
  • A CV of maximum one page (references should be provided only upon request)
  • A recent photo, e‐mail address, and telephone number

Application deadline: 31 July 2014

NB: Applications that do not fulfil the above criteria, will not be considered