The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) seeks a highly motivated, well-organized individual for the position of Managing Editor, Clinical Guidelines. This individual’s primary responsibility is to support the AUGS Guidelines and Terminology Committees in the creation of evidence-based guidelines about best clinical practices in the subspecialty of urogynecology, also known as female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. The Managing Editor will support the activities of these committees in the dual roles of project manager and document editor.
Serve as the staff liaison to the physician volunteers on the Guidelines Committee and Terminology Committee and to other independent writing work groups
Direct the entire publication development process of clinical practice statements, position statements, white papers, and other association documents as needed
Guide and assist physician writers through the steps of forming writing groups; performing literature searches and compiling relevant research; creating initial drafts; conducting committee editorial review and the revision process; and preparing and submitting the finished product for publication
Maintain, in collaboration with AUGS members and committees, a pipeline of topics to be developed into future clinical practice publications
Editing and Writing
Edit and proofread manuscripts at each stage of development for structure, consistency, clarity, grammar, syntax, usage, punctuation, and formatting following AMA style and AUGS in-house style guidelines
Perform medical literature reviews and assist with fact-checking reference content and formatting reference citation lists for manuscript publication
Guides the writing work group through the development of evidence-based publications following a documented process to include writing group formation, literature searches, editing, managing the review process and submitting for final publication
Develop fluency in the subject matter including urogynecology, research methodology, health economics, and social determinants of health
Bachelor’s degree in English, social sciences, life sciences, or a related field
Outstanding editing/proofreading skills and attention to detail
Strong command of medical terminology, usage, structure, and style
Expertise and self-sufficiency in thoroughly researching unfamiliar medical content
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with physician volunteers and other external constituents
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Clinical degree or advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, health statistics, health policy, or a life sciences field
Functional understanding of biostatistics, research methodology, study design, and interpretation of study data
Experience working in an association, non-profit organization, university, or government setting
Familiarity with the therapeutic areas of urology, gynecology, and/or urogynecology
Competence in reference managerial software (e.g., EndNote, Zotero)
Additional Salary Information: AUGS is a growing small staff association. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Please send your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About American Urogynecologic Society
The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), founded in 1979, is the premier non-profit organization representing more than 1,900 members including practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nurses and health care professionals, as well as researchers from many disciplines, all dedicated to treating female pelvic floor disorders. As the leader in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, AUGS promotes the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research and advocacy. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a small and growing medical specialty society who is focused on the socioeconomic issues impacting health care providers in the women’s health space.