Journal Managing Editor
WFH Flexible Fairfax, VA

About SIR:

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a thriving professional medical society dedicated to optimizing patient care and improving lives through minimally invasive, image-guided treatments. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR represents one of the most innovative, exciting, and competitive specialties in medicine today. SIR is a 501(c)(6) professional association that supports more than 8,100 interventional radiology physicians, trainees, medical students, scientists, and clinical professionals. SIR is also comprised of SIR’s 501(c)(3) Foundation, which focuses on research and fundraising to advance the future of interventional radiology. Together SIR and SIR Foundation have approximately 50 staff, combined annual revenues of $10 million, and assets of nearly $17 million.

Position Summary:

The Society of Interventional Radiology has a new opening with tremendous growth potential on its highly esteemed scholarly journal. SIR is looking for skilled organizers and editors with an eye for detail, in-depth understanding of the peer-review process, and a strong sense of scientific language. This role, which is pivotal to the success of this best-in-class journal, will provide an opportunity to strengthen project, volunteer and vendor management skills, while fostering collaboration with other SIR staff on journal-related projects. 

 The Journal Managing Editor ensures the successful publication of the Society’s scholarly journal, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), with support from the Director of Publications. The Journal Managing Editor oversees the journal’s daily operations, ensuring that all regular and special issues, supplements, approved initiatives, and online ancillaries are carried out, deadlines are met, and journal quality requirements are fulfilled.  


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Manages daily journal operations to ensure the timely production of the SIR’s monthly print and online peer-reviewed scientific journal. 
  • Reviews and edits proofs and manuscripts to ensure that they adhere to style, communicate concepts clearly, and are free from typos and grammatical errors. 
  • Provides managerial, editorial and production expertise and oversight for the journal, special projects, and annual meeting supplement, coordinating content with other staff, and managing freelance copyediting and proofreading.
  • Supports the Editor in establishing editorial policies and procedures and implementing editorial strategies and standards for the journal.
  • Oversees peer review management vendor.

Secondary Functions and Responsibilities 

  • Working with Director of Publications, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, plans and prepares reports on journal metrics, achievements and new initiatives for the editorial board, society leadership and others. 
  • Works with Director of Publications to showcase the journal and its content via SIR communications channels.
  • Makes public relations staff aware of journal papers that could be of interest to the public or are otherwise potentially worthy of a press release. 
  • Ensures online JVIR assets are accurate, current and of value to users.
  • Manages agreements with other organizations to place their abstracts in journal, overseeing production process to ensure quality control and timely publication.
  • Supports consultant throughout peer review management process, using the journal database and following peer review processes.
  • Provide editorial support to entire publications, communications and marketing team.

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and language editing skills.
  • Ability to independently and proactively anticipate, plan for, and meet current and upcoming needs. 
  • Proficiency in project management; ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Clear evidence of leadership ability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to achieve a balance of quality and quantity of work output. Understands and adheres to publishing schedule deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or related field


  •  A 3-4 years of progressively responsible experience working in a journal editorial office or similar environment.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:  Use of phones and computers for extended periods. Utilize equipment and communication technologies for conference calls and teleconference meetings/webinars. Requires mobility to move and travel away from the remote setting. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Frequent interaction with internal staff and physician members via phone, in person, email, and other mediums. 

Special note regarding COVID-19: SIR employees are currently working in a hybrid or remote fashion and will have the ability to continue to work with a flexible arrangement based on business needs. 
This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the sole standards for the position. Incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as required. 

SIR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.