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Company Name:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Washington, Dist. Columbia
United States
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Editorial Assistant, Special Projects (Part-time)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the premier not-for-profit organization for women's health care. Comprised of over 58,000 physician-members who are experts in women's health care, ACOG provides to its members the highest quality education opportunities, practice-oriented resources, research, advocacy, and organizational support. With headquarters located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, excellent benefits and so much more! To learn more about our organization, please visit us at

The College is currently seeking a part-time Editorial Assistant, Special Projects to support the Managing Editor and other staff on special projects and administrative tasks. Responsibilities

  • Assist with special supplements and special article types:
    • ACOG Annual Meeting Abstracts Supplement: Edit the initial manuscript for journal style and work with the Production Editor to coordinate any revisions; review page proofs.
    • APGO/CREOG Supplement: Assist with the peer review process, maintain tracking spreadsheets, compile manuscripts for decision, coordinate phone calls with the guest editor, and notify authors about final decisions.
    • Co-Published and other Special Manuscripts: Draft licensing agreements for review by the Managing Editor (as needed) and provide other administrative support; assist with proofreading and other editing as needed.
  • Assist with initiatives related to the journal's online platforms:
    • Editorial Manager: Provide regular administrative updates to Editorial Manager (e.g., updating forms, letters, and reviewer roster); assist Managing Editor with periodic audit of the system to ensure the journal is using it efficiently.
    • Web Site: Work with the Production Editor to update web pages; assist with potential new digital projects, such as an increased number of podcasts and videos.
    • Social Media: Provide copy for and assist with the journal's social media accounts.
  • Draft special correspondence to the Editorial Board or the readership as requested by the Managing Editor or Editor-in-Chief.
  • Gather data for special editor projects (e.g., Peer Review Congress or other manuscript research).
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects that frequently occur over the year.
  • Provide administrative and editorial backup support for staff as needed.


  • At least 3 years of previous administrative experience, including project coordination, in an office setting
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with web-based applications and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently; detail oriented and well organized
  • College education (BA-level) in English or other liberal arts field
  • Must be able to work in a standard office environment, which may include prolonged sitting at a desk


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