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Senior Editor -The Lancet Haematology

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Elsevier is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc., which is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in science and health, legal, risk management, and business to business sectors.

As the world’s leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. A global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7000 people in 24 countries, we help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes.


Our working culture is highly respectful, stimulating and diverse; enabling bright, passionate people to do their best work. We offer challenging but realistic objectives, recognition for achievement, and the opportunity to challenge the status quo. We're a truly global company, working across geographies everyday with our people sharing a passion for health and science. Our people are pragmatic, commercial, work collaboratively and are excellent relationship builders.  We offer an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by helping the health and science communities find and use trusted, high-quality information.


Learning is at the heart of everything we do and our people take their development and progress seriously, as do we. Because of our global reach, opportunities are available locally and globally and our breadth of opportunity offers the chance to build a varied career across different functions and divisions. You will have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technological development and to contribute to change. People with the right attitude have the chance to contribute far beyond their role.



Main Activities and Responsibilities


Developing and maintaining links with the international haematology-oncology and haematology community, and scanning the current literature to aid in the identification of suitable material and authors for the journal
Commissioning material for the journal as required, and organising and conducting interviews
Organising peer review of articles and other written material and negotiating with authors, keeping to journal timelines
Writing editorials, news items, and other material for the journal or website
Sub-editing material from all sections of the journal to improve clarity of expression, and to conform to journal style, and the limits of the space available
Checking galley proofs and cross- reading journal pages, both as paper copies and on screen
Attendance at conferences and other events, to represent the journal, to identify suitable topics and Authors and to keep up to date with current developments in haematology and haematology-oncology community
Checking of monthly website updates and selection of material for homepage
Assist with press releases as required
Participate with online strategies
Suggesting and helping to develop new initiatives for the further development of the journal
Such other duties as may be necessary from time to time (eg covering for other team members during holiday and sickness absences)



Technical and Functional Competencies


Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work in a team and keep to strict deadlines.
Negotiation skills with members of the medical profession, the media, and other editors.
General Knowledge and Technical Skills:
Knowledge of biological and medical sciences.
Good use of English.
Writing skills.
Negotiation skills.
Computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, EES, PPM, and InCopy









An MD (with clinical experience in a relevant discipline) or a PhD (in a related subject) is required;
Some editorial experience, preferably at Senior Editor, or Assistant Editor level
Relevant writing experience
Ability to work independently, but also to collaborate closely with other team members
Ability to work well under pressure
Familiarity with IT systems: PCs, databases, word-processing, publishing software, email, and internet.

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