ACOG National Office

  • Editorial Assistant

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    2018-1222
    Category
    Administrative/Clerical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Grant Funded
    No
  • Overview

    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care in Washington, DC, is currently seeking an Editorial Assistant to coordinate the development of the CREOG In-Training Examination item writing and production.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with editing questions for consistency, style, and item classification. Check references to ensure answer and content validity. Obtain artwork and copyright permissions. Verify key for electronic scoring of and prepare item summary information. Work in the databank system daily.
    • Assist in compiling the annual examination using an established blueprint in consultation with the examination committee, leadership, and senior staff.  Maintain pool of previously used and new test items in databank system.  Upload psychometric information in previously used items, archive items determined to be no longer relevant to practice or those with poor test performance, and add items that survive examination administration analysis.  Maintain and update list of current reference materials for citations.
    • Manage administrative functions in conjunction with examination committee meetings: including the spring orientation, the compilation conference call in April, and the fall editorial meeting. Work with the committee chair, section leaders, relevant staff, and consultants to prepare and conduct these meetings. Ensure that editorial queries are resolved and changes in content incorporated into items from committee discussions.
    • Communicate with authors to coordinate the emailing of assignments, manuscript (PDF) revisions, provision of supplemental materials, and meeting deadlines. Assist in training individual committee members during the orientation meeting and introduce them to the databank software system. Aid in their queries along the way.
    • Manage other administrative projects as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in English/Liberal Arts or related field is required
    • Minimum of one to two years of editorial experience is required
    • Experience with seeking permission requests
    • Ability to multitask: coordinate elements of a publication schedule including manuscript development, artwork (tables and graphics), and references
    • Familiarity with computer programs (Microsoft Office), some knowledge of major editorial style guidelines
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of medical terminology relative to obstetrics and gynecology desired (but not required)
    • Ability to work well with authors; be sensitive to the need for tact in helping authors perfect questions
    • Time oriented; ability to meet deadlines consistently

     

    About ACOG

    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care through continuing medical education, practice, and research. When you join ACOG, you’re joining an organization that promotes growth, development, and flexibility. People who work at ACOG are driven to reduce barriers to contraception for all women, regardless of income, employment, or state of residence.

     

    Why ACOG?

    • Our passionate team! Our team is led by experts in reproductive and maternal-fetal medicine, patient safety, and health care policy. We strongly believe in equal access for all women to high quality, safe health care. Our obsession with reducing maternal mortality, protecting access to contraception coverage, and addressing health disparities, has led to great strides in federal and state legislation. Join our team and help us advance the ob-gyn profession and women’s health care.
    • We love to learn! As an educational organization, ACOG provides learning opportunities to members and employees alike. Our learning opportunity benefits include tuition reimbursement, onsite instructor-led trainings, leadership development programs, and participation in professional organizations.

    Our Perks:

    100% Paid Parental Leave – Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace – Work/Life Design (i.e. flexible work schedule) –  Commuting Allowance – Generous Paid Time Off – Holiday Pay – Community Volunteering Opportunities – Generous 401(k) Company Contributions – Health Insurance – Learning Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursement – Company-Sponsored Team Outings

     

     

    ACOG is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As a federal government contractor and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, the College takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. The College also participates in E-Verify.

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