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Job DescriptionPurpose of the Job: Assisting in the organisation and preparation of print and online versions of The Lancet Oncology. Main Activities and Responsibilities: * Developing and maintaining links with the international oncology community, and scanning the current literature to aid in the identification of suitable material and authors for the journal * Commissioning review articles and other material for the journal, and organising and conducting interviews * Organising peer review of articles and other written material and negotiating with authors * 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 oncology * 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 TLO team members during holiday and sickness absences) * Meet daily, weekly, and monthly targets while doing other tasks * Other tasks consist of: checking Cover and Contents pages; writing of press releases; and attendance at weekly meetings with Editorial and the Production department * Adherence to highest standards and the journal-s agreed approach * Checking format of all articles * Checking data for accuracy, use of SI units, and clarity of presentation * Checking proofs and pages for whole journal content * Reviewing Lancet style on a monthly basis Requirements: * Ability to work in a team and keep to strict deadlines * Negotiation skills with members of the medical profession, the media, and other editors * Knowledge of biological and medical sciences * Good use of English * Writing skills * Computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, EES, PPM, and InCopy * Minimum PhD in a cancer-related subject * Research/clinical experience in a relevant discipline/postdoctoral experience * 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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