Assistant Journal Editor

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is seeking to recruit an Assistant Journal Editor based in the Head Office in Lugano, ideally beginning as soon as possible or at a mutually agreed date.

Working within the Annals of Oncology Editorial Office and reporting to the Executive Editor, the Assistant Journal Editor will coordinate the writing of invited reviews from inception to commission and final publication in Annals of Oncology.

These reviews will summarize 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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Suitable applicants should possess the following:

Educational skills:

  • 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

Professional experiences:

  • 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

Technical skills:

  • Proven record of delivering results and understanding of customer service principles.
  • Knowledge of: web scripting languages (PHP preferred), object-oriented programming and design patterns, relational databases design and querying, service-oriented architectures.

Language skills:

  • Proficient English - written and spoken
  • Other languages an advantage

To apply:

Please provide by 15 December 2017, by e-mail (preferred) or regular mail and in English only to Andrea Abbatelli, Head of HR, ESMO, Via L. Taddei 4, 6962 Lugano, CH,

An application letter of maximum one page (included notice time from current position)

  • A CV and at least two references
  • A recent photo, e-mail address and telephone number

NB: Applications that do not fulfil the above submission requirements, will not be considered.

ESMO is a non-profit Society founded in 1975 to promote the art, science and practice of medical oncology.