Job Type

Full Time




Dist. Columbia
United States


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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Home to more than 58,000 women's health care professionals, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a membership organization leading advancements in women's health. When you become part of the ACOG team, you're part of an organization that values communicating evidence-based, peer-reviewed information about women's health to members and the general public. ACOG supports its members by maintaining authoritative clinical guidance, providing continuing medical education resources, patient education materials and more. Together with our members, we are working to transform the future of women's health by delivering a compelling member experience, supporting the ob-gyn profession, and advocating for improved women's health.


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree