The AOA’s The DO currently provides a combination of public-facing health care information and news for the osteopathic physician and medical student. Well, times are changing. We are reformatting the DO to focus on DOs and osteopathic medical students. The DO will be written for DOs by DOs.
Currently an online publication, The DO has been continuously published since 1960. In recent years, the publication has been recognized with awards/honorable mentions from PR News, Association Media and Publishing and the American Society of Association Executives. On average, The DO receives over 215,000 page views monthly.
To ensure that The DO is providing cutting-edge content that is relevant to physicians and medical students, the AOA seeks a physician to serve in a part-time capacity as the publication’s Editor in Chief. The AOA is also seeking five to seven DOs, DO residents and osteopathic medical students to serve on its volunteer Advisory Board.
Here is the full description for the Editor in Chief position (PDF) and the Advisory Board Member position (PDF). The deadline for applications is Dec. 18, 2020, by 5 p.m. CT. More information about the positions are below.
Pay: The Editor in Chief will receive a modest stipend; the Advisory Board Members will serve in a volunteer capacity.
Term: Editor in Chief: An open-ended term beginning early in 2021.
Advisory Board: A one-year term beginning early in 2021 with the option of renewal.
Time requirement: Editor in Chief: Roughly 10-20 hours per month.
Advisory Board: Roughly two to five hours per week.
Duties: Editor in Chief: Work closely with the AOA’s Member Content Manager to develop a vision for rebranding the publication and assist in executing this vision. Assist in assembling a volunteer Editorial Advisory Board.
Once the Editorial Advisory Board is assembled, participate in a monthly content development call with its members and AOA staff editors. Develop and share article ideas. Identify topics/areas that The DO hasn’t covered broadly that the osteopathic community is interested in. Assist in soliciting physician- and student-written content.
Advisory Board: Participate in a monthly content development call with other Editorial Advisory Board members, the Editor in Chief and AOA staff editors. Develop and share article ideas. Identify topics/areas that The DO hasn’t covered broadly that the osteopathic community is interested in. Review three to five articles monthly for factual errors and medical inaccuracies. Assist in soliciting physician- and student-written content.
Apply: Editor in Chief: Please send your CV, a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and any previous writing/editorial work you’ve done, and a writing sample to TheDO@osteopathic.org by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 18.
Advisory Board: Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and any previous writing/editorial work you’ve done to TheDO@osteopathic.org by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 18.