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UK/Ireland based Editorial Trainee for the British Journal of Dermatology

Advertisement for the next UK/Ireland based Editorial Trainee for the British Journal of Dermatology

Another exciting opportunity has arisen for a young dermatologist to join the BJD as an editorial trainee for a two year post. The role has been refined with feedback from previous post holders, to maximise its educational and career value.

This will be a chance to gain inside information on how publishing works and to obtain formal training in the publication process and evidence-based dermatology. The Editorial Trainee will be responsible for reviewing Image Gallery submissions and will join the BJD Journal Club team, linking with authors to help them produce PowerPoint presentations of their work. Progression to Associate Editor leading the Image Gallery or Journal Club team is possible in the post holder’s second year. The Editorial Trainee will also enhance their social media skills, contributing to the journal’s social media presence. Publication ethics training will be provided, including attendance at the annual BJD team meeting and training day. Hands-on experience will be gained by visits to the BJD editorial office and those of other journals, as well as a visit to the BJD publisher’s office.

The two year post is a training, not paid post, but with a stipend of £2,000 per year to cover travel, training costs and courses. Applications are limited to dermatology trainees based in UK or Ireland who are within two years of obtaining their CCT, or have obtained their CCT but have not yet been appointed to a substantive post.

The appointment process requires a letter of application with a copy of the applicant’s CV, and letters of support from their educational supervisor and training programme director. Additionally, the application must include a 500 word essay explaining why the candidate has applied and what they hope to gain from the experience.The deadline for applications is 11th January 2019 permitting a start date of 4th February 2019.

Further information can be obtained from John Caulfield in the BJD editorial office (john@bad.org.uk) or from the deputy editor, Dr John Ingram (ingramjr@cardiff.ac.uk).

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