Publishing Manager Job Opportunity at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Job Title: Publishing Manager
Organization: Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Job Background:
Background: African Health Sciences is a rapidly growing reputable journal published by the Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage articles submission, review and publishing processes
  • Prompt response to authors, reviewers and readers
  • Check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections.
  • Operate desktop publishing software to design, layout, and produce camera-ready publication.
  • Scan and edit photographs and other images
  • Produce graphics such as diagrams, charts and tables
  • Re-size design elements to fit the page
  • Make sure that each page, and the document as a whole, is uncluttered and well balanced
  • Any other duties assigned by the editor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences/ Humanities/Communication with at least two year's experience in publishing.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • The candidate must have the technical capacity to work in a fully electronic environment; knowledge of HTML and web accessibility standards
  • Editing experience in publishing or journalism, with ability to quickly edit articles for content, grammar, and style and to work with writers to ensure AHS content meets high editorial standards.
  • Dynamic, self-motivated individual
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess an ability to set and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge
  • Be creative, with an eye for good design
  • Be able to prioritize a varied workload
  • Work well under pressure and to strict deadlines

Job Terms and Conditions: The salary and terms and conditions are very competitive and negotiable based on experience.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications accompanied with a current CV indicating 2 professional references and day time telephone contact plus copies of relevant certificates should emailed to the Editor-in-Chief, African Health Sciences at
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 26th September 2013

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