Managing Editor

Washington, DC

Company Description

Aadmi Consulting is a boutique, full-service Human Resources consulting firm committed to delivering sustainable, people-driven solutions. We support our clients, which include Boston-area businesses and international non-profit organizations, on all issues related to human capital. Our small team is comprised of seasoned HR and management professions and our office is located in Cambridge, MA.

Job Description

Note: This is a remote, part-time contractor position. You may be based anywhere globally.


The Managing Editor will play a critical role in helping scale-up and develop a world-class publication. This is a part-time, contract position with the possibility for transition to full-time in Q4 2014.


The African Journal of Laboratory Medicine (AJLM) is the first pan-African medical journal for laboratory medicine, and is the official journal of ASLM. The journal is open-access and is dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed, scientific research and information relevant to laboratory medicine. The journal can be accessed at www.ajlmonline.org.


ASLM Background:
The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is a pan-African professional body endorsed by the African Union and focused on improving healthcare by strengthening diagnostic testing. Laboratory testing is pivotal in disease diagnosis, epidemiological surveillance, outbreak investigations, initiation and monitoring of treatment, as well as research and development.

Aadmi Consulting has been retained to provide HR support to ASLM. This positin will be in support of ASLM.



The Managing Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Technical Editors to support the growth of AJLM and the annual conference by providing broad writing and editing support and overseeing all logistics. The Managing Editor’s responsibilities will include:

  • Provide broad writing and editing support to authors, many for whom English is not their native language
  • Write marketing/newsletter copy, edit copy and galley proofs, and ensure overall quality of material prior to publication
  • Oversee logistics for submission, review, and publication process.
  • Serve as point-of-contact for stakeholders and participants.
  • Coordinate peer review and technical editing processes, including summarizing peer review comments, reviewing revisions, and gap identification.
  • Oversee peer review process and manage/select reviewers
  • Additional logistical responsibilities in support of smooth operations, distribution, and sponsorship


  • Preferred: Master’s degree in laboratory science, epidemiology, public health, medical science, or a related field 
  • Proven editorial and technical writing skills, ideally in relevant discipline
  • Extremely well organized 
  • Experience or desire for experience in relation with or in Africa/developing countries/laboratory medicine


This position is a consultancy, and the time commitment will be variable, but will be around 20 hours/week. There is no minimum period of employment. ASLM may terminate employment at any time due to funding, or for any other lawful reason. This announcement does not list all the duties of the posted job. Appropriate supervisors or managers may assign other duties. Individual performance evaluations are based in part upon the tasks listed in this announcement. ASLM maintains the right to revise the information found within this announcement at any time. This announcement is not a contract for employment.

Additional Information

For a more information or to apply for this position, see the full description here:  https://careers-aadmiconsulting.icims.com/jobs/1095/managing-editor/job