The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national nonprofit association established in 1863 that represents more than 105,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a Copy Editor to join our Publications team, located at our Headquarters office in Schaumburg, Illinois – a northwest suburb of Chicago. The AVMA’s mission is to lead the profession by advocating for its members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director – Managing Editor, the Copy Editor will be responsible for copy editing, formatting, and preparing manuscripts for the AVMA’s two scientific journals – the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) and the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR). The position will also work closely with the Publications Technology Specialist to upload, create, maintain, and update website content, and communicate with the journals’ website provider on technical issues related to the site.
To be successful in this role, you must be supportive of AVMA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, customer service oriented, highly collaborative, and passionate about AVMA’s mission. Additional qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or a related field
Previous experience in an office environment; association experience and an editorial/writing background is a plus.
Prior working experience with the AMA Manual of Style
Excellent proofreading, written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Familiarity with HTML and XML
Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to meet multiple deadlines.
Knowledge of medical terminology is a plus.
Strong computer skills with commonly used computer applications, such as Microsoft Office; and experience with content management software
The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement plans, paid time-off (e.g., vacation, sick, paid parental leave) and a supportive work/life balance. Deadline for application is 2/16/2024. Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the veterinary profession. The AVMA provides many benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 170. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $50M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement and paid time-off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.