The Journal of Surgical Research (JSR) is currently accepting applications for a Social Editor. The Social Media Editor plays a crucial role in ensuring that the work featured in the journal reaches the broadest possible audience of clinicians, scientists, and educators interested in surgical science and academic career development. The Social Media Editor will manage the journal’s Twitter account to assist authors in promoting their work and to advance the initiatives of JSR and its affiliated organizations, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons. The position will afford the Editor the opportunity to contribute at a very high level to the dissemination of peer-reviewed scientific surgical literature and to join a group of individuals with strong ties and interest in academic surgery. The editorial leadership team meets twice each year, once via teleconference during the summer and once in person at the Editorial Board Meeting held during the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in October. The Social Media Editor will be appointed for a 5-year term after which renewal will be considered.
For this position, JSR is seeking high-energy applicants with expertise in social media platforms. Expertise in digital outreach strategies and digital graphic design will be extremely valuable. The applicant should have a strong publication record in the peer-reviewed literature; scientific impact is more important than volume. Previous experience as an ad-hoc reviewer for clinical and/or basic science journals is preferred. Because JSR is the official journal of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, candidates should have a history of participation in one or both of these organizations.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a copy of your CV and a one-paragraph statement regarding your interest, qualifications, and long-term goals to [email protected] before 11:59 pm CT Monday, December 14, 2020.