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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a UK medical trainee with an interest in dermatology as a career path to join the BJD as a Junior Editorial Trainee for a two-year post. A key part of the Junior Editorial Trainee’s role will be to contribute to the journal’s social media engagement programme. We are hence looking for candidates with a strong track record in social media promotion campaigns, in relation to topics such as medical education, patient engagement and health awareness. UK dermatology specialist trainees  who currently hold a national training number may NOT apply for this post (advertised separately).

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 Junior 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. 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 an unpaid training 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.

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 March 2020 permitting a start date of 4th May 2020.

Further information can be obtained from John Caulfield in the BJD editorial office (john@bad.org.uk) or from the deputy editor, Dr Neil Rajan (neil.rajan@newcastle.ac.uk).

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