American Heart Association Assistant Managing Editor (Waltham, MA) in Waltham, Massachusetts


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Managing Editor in our National Center office located in the Boston, MA area (Waltham) .

The Assistant Managing Editor assists the Managing Editor with the day-to-day operations of the editorial office by providing administrative management and support to authors, editors, reviewers, and the Publisher.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists with the manuscript peer review and tracking system and ensure author, editor, & reviewer compliance at all stages from the peer review process through to the transfer of accepted articles to the Publisher.

  • Manage timeline and deadline adherence.

  • Assist with managing the department budget.

  • Work with the Office of Science Operations and other AHA departments to meet department goals.

  • Provide excellent customer service to internal/external customers and volunteers.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, or a related field of study.

  • Minimum of two (2) years professional related experience.

  • Strong knowledge of and familiarity with computer-based tracking systems for editorial and project management, especially peer review management software.

  • Knowledge of editorial development and peer review in scientific journal or book publishing.

  • Project management experience with the ability to multi-task and accept new projects as they come up.

  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills.

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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