This role will serve as an ambassador of The Lancet family of journals in Europe (post Brexit), working closely with the Senior Executive Editor and other London-based Editorial colleagues to implement key strategic outreach and content acquisition and development objectives.
The Senior Editor position, based in the Munich office, will contribute to peer-review, editorial writing, and commissioning activities for the flagship weekly Lancet publication, but will act as a liaison among the Lancet specialty journals to facilitate communication and harmonisation of content and to aid in promoting special projects (e.
g., Series, Commissions, etc.) in Europe. Main Activities and Responsibilities To read and critically evaluate all papers allocated, present them to the team, arrange peer review for a select few with the highest potential clinical impact, and participate in consensual decision making.
To take part in the critical assessment of other editors’ papers at pre- and post-review stages, and to provide clinical context when needed.
To negotiate revisions with authors ensuring that manuscripts that are accepted for publication meet with the highest standards of medical and scientific reporting.
To regularly assess editorial working practices and think of new ways to make the peer review process more timely and efficient.
To monitor ongoing research activity in allocated specialty areas, and across medicine, to regularly communicate with international key medical researchers, and pro-actively attract key clinical trials to The Lancet.
To contribute to the commissioning of Comments, Perspectives, Seminars, Reviews, and Clinical, Global Health, and other Series and Commissions in agreement with the commissioning teams.
To take part in the weekly rota of leader writing and contribute clinical and scientific ideas for editorials and World Reports at the weekly meeting.
Commenting regularly on other writers' drafts To represent The Lancet family of journals in Europe to promote the journal and to attract high-quality submissions.
To help develop a European strategy for the Lancet family.To visit key opinion leaders, academic institutions, policymakers, and other health organisations and create strong partnerships key opinion leaders, academic institutions, policymakers, and other health organisations and create strong partnerships.
Functional and Technical Competencies Interpersonal skills Ability to work in a team and to keep strict deadlines Negotiation skills with members of the medical profession, the media, and other editors General knowledge and technical skills Knowledge of biological and medical sciences Good use of English Writing skills Familiarity with It systems : PC's, databases, word-processing, publishing software, email and internet, Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences (and any other requirements) PhD or MD in a health-related field is required.
Some editorial experience is of advantage. Substantial postgraduate clinical and / or research experience is highly desirable.