Professional Aide

Job description

Job no: 687552
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Com Statewide Campus System 40000020
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: On-Call, Temporary
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

Primary Duties: This communication/editorial assistant will work with the SMRJ Chief Editor, Asst. Editor and other SMRJ staff to:
- Track and log initial and updated Scholastica, Ltd. SMRJ submissions;
- Contact and communicate with SMRJ submission authors to refine and pre-review manuscript drafts;
- Manage and document the flow of manuscripts from submission to acceptance;
- Manage communications between SMRJ authors and editors concerning submissions and accepted manuscripts;
- Perform manuscript quality checks and ensure that all legal/Scholastica/PubMedCentral forms are collected and stored;
- Schedule and coordinate bi-annual SMRJ editorial team and SCS Scholarly Activity Subcommittee meetings; and
- Provide general assistance receiving messages, scheduling meetings, making copies, recordkeeping etc.

Desired Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Completed undergraduate degree in English, Journalism or pertinent field;
  • Current graduate student in one of these undergraduate majors listed above;
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Word, Outlook and Excel software programs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working within a journal office team and meeting daily deadlines; and
  • Experience with troubleshooting/addressing operational editorial office issues.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, CV/resume, writing sample

Work Hours



Advertised: Dec 28, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 28, 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 12/30/2020
Application Due: 12/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time