Editorial Associate, Cancer Discovery

Job Type

Full Time




615 Chestnut Street
17th Floor
United States


Job Category:  Full-time /Exempt

Division:          Publishing Division

Reports To:     Executive/Deputy Editors, Cancer Discovery, AACR Publishing Division

Location:         Philadelphia, PA


Organizational Profile:

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), with more than 40,000 members residing in 120 countries, is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to advances in all areas of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its mission is to prevent and cure all cancers. The programs and activities of the AACR foster the exchange of new knowledge among scientists and physicians in the cancer field as well as in related sciences. AACR publishes eight peer-reviewed scientific journals and an award-winning magazine for cancer patients and their loved ones; convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 21,900 participants; offers educational workshops that train young investigators in a variety of scientific and clinical areas; funds fellowships, career development awards, and research grants for both senior and junior investigators; raises public awareness of the progress in and reasons for hope in the biology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer; engages actively in advocacy for increased federal research funding and other national policies that accelerate progress against cancer; and interacts with regulatory agencies to support regulatory science and policy.

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide comprehensive information to the scientific community, AACR publishes an important journal, Cancer Discovery, which received an Impact Factor of 20.011. Cancer Discovery ranks 7th of 217 journals in the Oncology category (2016 Journal Citation Reports). This high-impact publication presents peer-reviewed, original articles describing major advances in basic, translational, and clinic research, including clinical trials. Cancer Discovery is an essential information resource that also publishes news, review articles, perspecitves and commentaries, and Research Watch summaries of important journal articles.

Position Summary:

The Editorial Associate, Cancer Discovery, will assist in the overall product development of Cancer Discovery by providing administrative support to an established in-house editorial team for all aspects of the manuscript review process and journal production.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

•Handles the manuscript submission process by quality checking manuscripts at all stages (i.e., original submissions, revised submissions, and final submissions). Works with a robust in-house editorial team to ensure rapid turnaround times for all manuscripts.

•Handles Journal correspondence and telephone contact with authoris, reviewers, Scientific Editors, and Editors-in-Chief.

•Coordinates with Production Unit for OnlineFirst publication of selected articles.

•Coordinates with Communications Department for press releases.

•Attends Journal Manager meetings and communications Division-wide policies reltated to AACR journals to Cancer Discovery in-house editoral team.

•Assists Executive Editor with preparation of Journal statistics and other support documentation for editorial meetings.

•Coordinates Executive Editor/Editors-in-Chief meetings and teleconferences.

•Maintains Journal’s Editorial Board roset (online, in print, in peer-review submission system, and coordinating with Staff Assistant to ensure that Editors are properly deonoted in Imis system).

•Responsible for annual Acknowledgement to Reviewers.

Education and Training:

•Bachelor’s Degree.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

•Minimum of two years’ experience in an administrative or supervisory position. Previous editorial or publishing experience preferred.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•Independent, self-motivated, consistently demonstrating initiative and commitment.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary expectations) to:

Attn: Human Resources

615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106

E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org

Fax: (215) 440-1045

Equal Opportunity Employer