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Editor Search Announcement for Blood Advances: Special Section Editor (Digital Features)

Blood Advances welcomes applications for a new editor position: a special section editor focusing on digital features. Interested parties are encouraged to apply using the online application form. Applicants must be current members of the American Society of Hematology and will be required to upload the following documents:

  • A current CV;
  • A letter of intent detailing the following information
    • Relevant experience
    • Active social media accounts
    • Links to any online material demonstrating your expertise in leveraging social media and other online platforms for scientific education or promotion

To complete the application form, please log in with your ASH Account information (username and password for all ASH websites). When you view the form, many of the fields will be pre-populated from our database. You can make changes to your information, provide your CV and Letter of Interest, and then ‘Save and Finalize’ to review your application before submitting it. Check the box to certify that the information contained in your application is true and then ‘Submit’ to formally submit your application.

All applications must be submitted via the online form by August 31, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by Robert S. Negrin, MD, the editor-in-chief of Blood Advances. Please send all questions regarding this position or its requirements to journal staff at

Position Summary

The primary focus of the Digital Features Special Section Editor is to enhance the quality and consistency of the digital components of Blood Advances. This editor will advance new initiatives that support and engage the community of Blood Advances.

This position will bridge the gap and improve communication and engagement between the journal and its authors and readers. Our Digital Features Special Section Editor will work with our Editors and staff to enrich our current digital features and channels to provide timely and impactful information to our audience. Analyzing trending topics in hematology to develop relevant content in alignment with the journal's program will be an essential part in the position.

We are not able to provide a definitive estimate of the time requirements of this position because it is a new position, however we expect it will be about 5 hours a week. The Editor will receive an honorarium.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and plan digital content in conjunction with the editorial staff and Editor-in-Chief.
  • Facilitate production of digital components, including the journal podcasts Blood Advances Talks and Community Conversations, social media efforts, and other digital projects.
  • Provide guidance on social media policies for Blood Advances.
  • Collaborate with staff to create content for Blood Advances’ social media channels including campaigns.
  • Analyze social media trends to gauge interesting content for the digital components of Blood Advances and identify new opportunities for audience engagement.
  • Use personal social media account to advocate for Blood Advances and promote content on a regular basis.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required

  • ASH membership
  • MD and/or PhD with a focus on hematology
  • Experience in academic writing and publishing
  • Awareness of trending topics in the hematology community
  • Ability to quickly analyze and create content based on trending topics
  • Extensive knowledge and regular use of social media platforms including, but not limited to, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Awareness of social media etiquette
  • Ability to work autonomously or in collaboration with staff as appropriate

About Blood Advances

Blood Advances is a semimonthly medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. It is the first journal to join the Blood family in 70 years and is a peer-reviewed, online-only, open access journal. Under the direction of founding editor-in-chief Robert Negrin, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, the journal debuted on November 29, 2016.

Blood Advances provides an international forum for the publication of original articles describing basic laboratory, translational, and clinical investigations in hematology. The journal covers all aspects of hematology, both benign and malignant, including disorders of leukocytes, erythrocytes, and platelets; hemostatic mechanisms; vascular biology; immunology; and hematologic oncology. All articles undergo a rigorous peer review and are selected on the basis of the originality of the findings, the superior quality of the work described, and the clarity of presentation.

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) ( is the world’s largest professional society of hematologists dedicated to furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood. For more than 60 years, the Society has led the development of hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.
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