Critical Care Nurse seeks an Associate Editor to facilitate essential editorial tasks and to assist with editorial duties in close collaboration with the journal’s current Editor. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to assume full Editor duties after an agreed-upon trial period.
CCN is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal focused on clinical and evidence-based practice. Published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses since 1992, CCN provides high acuity, progressive, and critical care nurses with the most accurate, relevant, and timely information about the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients. The journal’s mission is to keep readers informed about issues that affect their practice and to disseminate reports of evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes at the bedside.
Working closely with the Editor during a trial period, the Associate Editor helps solicit manuscripts, assists in the review process and in managing a group of contributing editors, helps reconstitute the editorial board, and co-develops strategy to ensure the journal’s continued relevance in an ever-changing health care environment. The Associate Editor may be asked to propose topics worthy of an editorial and, in collaboration with the Editor and Managing Editor, help select content for each issue from a pool of accepted manuscripts. Other tasks may be assigned as this new role develops, including the opportunity to become the journal’s Editor after a part-time trial period as Associate Editor.
The Associate Editor role is a contract opportunity and receives an honorarium and an annual travel allowance.
Qualified individuals will demonstrate:
- Successful track record in research, writing, and publishing articles in established peer-reviewed nursing journals
- Personal, professional, and ethical integrity that abides by and prioritizes the highest standards of scholarly publishing
- Project management skills and a commitment to meeting deadlines
- Effective written and oral communication skills appropriate for developing rigorous, high-quality content, communicating with authors, and public speaking on behalf of the journal
- A record of collegiality and collaborative interdisciplinary practice
- Experience in and commitment to mentoring inexperienced authors
- Comprehensive knowledge about the clinical specialty of critical care
- Understanding of the nursing profession and its unique orientation to a biopsychosocial perspective of patient care
- Recognition of issues important to the practice and profession of nursing, especially across the spectrum of high acuity and critical care
- Longstanding familiarity with and understanding of AACN’s mission, objectives, programs, and initiatives
Interested individuals are asked to submit a current vita and contact information for three professional references appropriate to the role, and three samples of their best published work. A brief personal statement also is required that communicates the individual’s interest in and preparation for the tasks described in this document.
For questions or requests for more information, please contact Michael Muscat, AACN Publishing Manager, (800) 394-5995, ext. 533, firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit your vita, written samples, and contact information to Mr. Muscat as well. Position will be open until filled.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses. AACN’s international headquarters are located in Aliso Viejo, Calif. Founded in 1969, the association has more than 225 chapters worldwide and is working toward a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families, where acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. Additional information about AACN is available at www.aacn.org.