Associate Managing Editor, Journals

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality, equitable patient care.

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ASCO is a flexible, high-performance membership organization where employees collaborate to support our mission through evidence, care, and impact. Together with Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation and CancerLinQ colleagues, we foster a culture that prioritizes customer-centricity, emphasizes teamwork, commits to quality, and values inclusion. Our culture, ASCO Works – Our Way of Working, has long enabled workplace flexibility and embraced technology to help us achieve balance.

ASCO offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, click here.

Who we are looking for:Are you passionate about the world of scholarly publishing? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a knack for managing editorial workflows? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team as an Associate Managing Editor. In this role, you will play a crucial part in the management of our prestigious journals, overseeing key functions like peer-review management.

As an Associate Managing Editor, you will have the chance to work on exciting projects including special issues, priority publications, and podcasts. You will also collaborate closely with the Managing Editor, assisting with budget preparations and monitoring throughout the year.

Remote candidates welcome or primary location in Alexandria, VA.


  • Assist Managing Editor with budget preparations and monitoring of the budget throughout the year
  • Manage regular and periodic collection and distribution of data and statistics such as editor report cards, monthly/quarterly editor meetings, editorial board performance, annual submissions, and ad-hoc reports for the editors
  • Monitor competitor and leading biomedical journal products, editorial standards, and services and suggest ideas to maintain ASCO journals at an equivalent or higher level
  • Review and monitor journal website to ensure consistency across sites
  • Manage and oversee special projects (e.g., oversee journal-specific social media activities)
  • Provide direct support to volunteer Editor-in-Chief, including oversight of editors’ queue work and quarterly editor meetings
  • Represent Journals department at ASCO meetings and cross-departmental initiatives
  • Identify areas for collaboration across journals where possible
  • Keep current with best practices along with industry standards and trends
  • Other duties in support of the journals as assigned

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts or science or equivalent years of experience
  • 4 – 5 years’ experience in scholarly peer-review management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Proficient in use of manuscript submission systems
  • Experience handling publishing ethics issues and conflicts of interest
  • Basic knowledge of metric-driven programs


  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills; ability to provide a high level of efficient support to authors, editors, and reviewers
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail 
  • Ability to work independently and on tight deadlines
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to take initiative
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate and motivate employees and volunteers
  • Strong desire to seek continuous improvements by staying knowledgeable on the current industry trends

ADA/Physical Requirements

Extended periods seated or standing at a desk.  

High use of computer and other office technology equipment. 


0-5 days/yr

Generous Benefits Package:

  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • Open Leave Policy
  • Paid Family Leave
  • 13 Paid Holidays per Calendar Year
  • Staff Appreciation Days
  • 401(k): 7.5% Employer Contribution
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fertility and Family Forming
  • Healthcare Concierge
  • Flexible Spending Account(s)
  • Healthcare Savings Account
  • Disability and Life Insurance