American Heart Association Editorial Assistant - Stroke Scientific Statements (Part Time) in Dallas, Texas

Editorial Assistant - Stroke Scientific Statements (Part Time)

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Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Part Time Editorial Assistant (Stroke Scientific Statements) in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

In this role, you will help the Stroke Council by assembling scientific statement manuscript drafts, managing and updating references in papers, collating edits suggested by manuscript authors, and preparing manuscripts for review.

This is a part time opportunity and we are looking for someone to work approx. 10 hours per week.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manages references among manuscript sections and authors in a single list, renumbering, updating, and removing as needed.

  • Contacts scientific statement authors to get status of their sections of the manuscript; provides manuscript status reports and updates to chairs.

  • Merges sections submitted by section authors into a draft.

  • Circulates drafts among authors and collates manuscript comments/revisions for chairs.

  • Verifies manuscript meets stipulations outlined in Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation before submission.

  • Prepares and circulates responses to reviewers among writing group members during review stages of manuscript.

  • Ensures original figure and table files are submitted with manuscripts; contacts authors if files are not complete.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university.

  • Minimum two (2) years of related work experience.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Project management knowledge.

  • Ability to work independently managing multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Publishing experience.

  • Familiarity with Endnote or other reference management software tools.

  • Understanding of common graphic formats.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Job Location

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Job Category: Science/Research

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