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Digital Content Editor - Journal of Addiction Medicine

Solicitation of Candidates for Digital Content Editor, Journal of Addiction Medicine

The official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM), seeks a Digital Content Editor. Candidates must be savvy consumers and translators/communicators of addiction medicine research and understand web and social media communication channels. Physicians, including addiction specialty trainees, are preferred; other doctoral level or masters trained clinicians with the requisite skills and experience will be considered.

The Digital Content Editor must be very familiar with and/or a user of web content and social media channels such as Twitter or Facebook, and be familiar with using podcasts and website video and other interactive media. Experience posting such material is preferred.

The editor drives discussions on addiction research and published content from JAM. Specifically, the editor works with JAM’s Senior Editor and Co-Editors, JAM authors, and ASAM staff members to identify messaging that accompanies and builds a conversation around published articles (in tweets, facebook and other web postings), including how research findings might be used in clinical practice. Working with ASAM Staff, the editor will conduct video and/or podcast interviews with JAM authors. Additionally, the editor will host a bi-monthly twitter journal club with addiction medicine trainees. The Social Media Editor is also responsible to provide clinical content to be published on the ASAM Magazine. The Social Media Editor receives a $500 annual honorarium and is recognized by a listing on the journal’s masthead. The editor is appointed for a three-year renewable term.

Published six times a year, JAM’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of addiction medicine and clinical research as well as to support addiction medicine as a mainstream medical specialty. The journal is designed for all physicians and other professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Published papers cover the spectrum of clinically relevant research (from case reports and case series to large clinical trials and health services research).

Applications for this position must be emailed to editorsearch@asam.org by close of business on January 18th - February 17th, 2017.

To be considered complete, the submission must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief email/letter describing interest in, and qualifications for, the position

Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to submit a conflict of interest disclosure.