Senior Editor – R2DM

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
April 7, 2021
Lubbock, TX
Job Type


Position Description

Performs complex supervisory, coordinative and management duties in the preparation and publication of printed materials for assigned area. Responsible for the production process and may include scheduling, editing, and design issues. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established regulations and procedures.

Major/Essential Functions

- Work with the Editor-in-Chief of the Rural Health Quarterly in developing the scheduling, content, and structure of the magazine.
- Oversee the magazine editing and proofreading done by other editors and staff of the Rural Health Quarterly.
- Be the managing editor for Rural Health Quarterly, overseeing its production from edited manuscript through printed pages.
- Develop content ideas and publication concepts, some of which will relate to the magazine and relating to other types of publications of Rural and Community Health.
- Assist on an as-needed basis with other areas within Rural and Community Health in developing and editing marketing materials, brochures, reports and articles.
- Oversee freelance writer submissions and queries to ensure high-quality content.
- Manage a subscription list for Rural Health Quarterly and coordinate with TTUHSC and printers to ensure distribution.
- Respond to routine correspondence and inquiries related to Rural Health Quarterly.
- Oversee Rural Health Quarterly website information.
- Build and maintain relationships with magazine editors, board, other staff, and other key contributors to the Rural Health Quarterly.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related area plus three (3) years progressively responsible related experience; OR a combination of specifically related education and/or experience to equal seven (7) years.

Preferred Qualifications

- BA in English, Life Sciences, or other appropriate field.
- Editorial/publishing experience.
- Written and oral communication abilities and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to understand and implement strategic priorities and guide the Institute toward accomplishment of
those priorities.
- Support positive organizational growth. Adapt easily to change, see value in differing opinions and adapt own positions and
strategies in response to new information or changes in a situation. Improve processes by not accepting the "status quo."
- Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with cross-functional groups, attention to detail, strong
verbal and written communication skills, ability to cope under tight deadlines and high-pressure situations and
the ability to evaluate current processes, recommend and implement solutions.
- Advanced computer skills including experience with Adobe Acrobat Professional v8.1 or higher, InDesign, Microsoft
Office (Word, Excel PowerPoint), Visio, Photo Shop, MS Project, data management and databases.
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality and security of intellectual property.
- Experience in working as an editor or on an editorial board in a healthcare related journal.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Two (2) years of editorial experience is essential.
- Possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals.
- Project management, including the ability to coordinate a number of projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities.
- Detail oriented.
- Previous experience will demonstrate a knowledge of the requirements to manage the day to day operations of a journal.
- Ability to think strategically, plan, set goals and objectives and then organize and follow through.
- Able to conceive and express concepts and higher level abstract, logical reasoning.
- Must be able to work with tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
- Must be comfortable with new, complex subject matter, and work with a variety of professionals.
- Must have a market focus and customer awareness.
- Master's degree in English, Life Sciences, or other related field is preferred.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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