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Job Summary

Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Printing and Publishing
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Assistant Editor

About the Job

Assistant Editor


The Assistant Editor works with the scientific affairs and production staff to plan, direct, and coordinate print and online deliverables for all CME/CE programs.  The Assistant Editor works with internal staff and external freelancers to help oversee the workflow of projects to completion within specified deadlines. Key areas of responsibility include:


  • Write Online Content – Identify news relevant to the pharmacy and managed care audiences. Create original content for Web site.  Assist or lead development of non-CME/CE content for disease state web portals, patient education materials and/or clinician tools.
  • Manage Manuscript Submission Process: – Review and check in new and revised manuscripts in our online manuscript tracking system. Ensure manuscripts are properly blinded and formatted for peer review. Set up manuscript folders, print manuscript files and related correspondence, and coordinate/collect authorship forms.
  • Assist in Managing the Peer Review Process and Fact Checking– Screen incoming manuscripts for appropriateness of both style/format and scope/content for the journals. Conduct MEDLINE searches to identify and assign appropriate reviewers to submitted manuscripts.  Will utilize references provided by faculty author to verify facts within CME/CE programs.  If references not provided, will be responsible for researching and providing references.  Assist project management staff in identifying references for permissions and work with internal departments to acquire permissions as needed.
  • Assist in Posting Content to the Web: – Use the CMS system to upload and/or update content, manage workflow for conversions of print articles, and ensure frequent and timely posting of content to the Web sites.
  • Participate in Special Projects – Assist the editorial team in generating ideas and recommendations that help promote the editorial quality and objectives of the journals.
  • Outcomes Documentation and Reporting -  Assist the team writing outcomes analysis reports to be submitted as part of reconciliations processes for funders.

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and medical journals.
  • Ability to write professional business letters, brief news stories and press releases, and marketing copy.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from authors, reviewers, or members of the journal’s audience.


About Pharmacy Times Office of CPE

Pharmacy Times Office of CPE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).  The Office of CPE received high commendations from ACPE at their last review for administrative qualifications, educational commitment and compliance.

Pharmacy Times Office of CPE provides continuing education lessons to pharmacists through the monthly print publication of Pharmacy Times and online at www.pharmacytimes.com   The Office of CPE also offers online cases, live and enduring webinars. In 2012, over 340,000 CE certificates were issued to pharmacists through these educational platforms.


Please include a cover letter detailing your experience and salary requirement and e-mail to: humanresource@mdmag.com

No recruiters, please.






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