- Advert number: 325476-0
- Posted Date: 05/03/13
- Closing Date: 05/04/13
VACANCY – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, HEART
Heart is a biweekly international peer reviewed journal publishing contemporary and original research into diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of Cardiovascular Disease. Topics cover the full range of Cardiovascular Medicine, including Adults and Paediatric Disease. The journal is jointly owned by the British Cardiovascular Society and the BMJ Group. Further information can be found at heart.bmj.com
Heart seeks a new Editor-in-Chief that understands the impact that a high quality scholarly journal can have on improving knowledge for Clinical Cardiologists, Cardiovascular Researchers, Academic Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons to improve patient care. The successful candidate will recognise the need to engage the journal’s audiences at all levels and develop its clinical content and global reach. They will establish a vision for the role that continues the momentum created by the current editorial team, advances the journal’s international reputation and profile, and provides engaging and informed content.
Joint applications will be considered from two or more individuals willing to act as a team to focus on the professional and academic aspects of the journal. Applicants need not be based in the UK and international applicants (or joint applicants based in different countries) are encouraged. Full editorial support and training will be provided, as well as an annual honorarium.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 5th April 2013. Interviews will be held in April or May at the BMJ Group office in central London, UK. It is envisaged that the outgoing Editor-in-Chief will gradually hand over responsibility for running the journal from 1st August 2013, with the successful candidate officially taking up the post from 1st January 2014. The term of office will be 5 years in the first instance, with an option to renew for a further 2 years’ on mutual agreement.
The application should include your CV, a letter explaining your interest in the post, your views of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the journal (a basic analysis of the journal and its competitors), and an outline of what your editorial policy and vision might be.
Applications (or requests for more information) should be sent to: Miss Lindsey Fountain, Journals Manager at the BMJ Group, at: email@example.com