Editorial Assistant Wanted






Merion Matters is the company behind the popular ADVANCE brand, a leader in the healthcare industry for almost 30 years.  We’re committed to serving the informational and career needs of millions of doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals through a wide range of products and services including magazines, websites, a retail shop, events, custom promotions and communications, hospital shows, conferences and partnerships.  We offer corporate clients the opportunity to connect with and influence the healthcare market with effective, targeted and customized media, marketing and merchandise solutions.  Join our award-winning team and touch the lives of millions of healthcare professionals.  Visit us online at www.advanceweb.com.

We are seeking an Editorial Assistant to assist ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine and ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, serving our well-known publication and its supporting Web sites http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com & http://occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com. ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine & ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners provides timely, topical, balanced articles to connect rehab professionals with the latest issues surrounding the field.


  • Create and manage the entire site’s content, including: features, online columns, national news, blogs, resource centers, multimedia, etc.
  • Update top story/graphics and develop related content links weekly
  • Coordinate with editors to plan site content and generate story ideas with the objective of increasing advertiser appeal
  • Develop a thorough web content schedule each month and communicate this with editorial and sales teams
  • Coordinate graphics for top articles and communicate with art department on the supply of these materials
  • Update site according to deadlines
  • Update and manage Social Media pages such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Research and write, or acquisition, original news and feature articles and manage the process ensuring receipt of both materials and payment
  • Perform first edits of acquired web and/or print articles
  • Create Web table of contents to appear in print publications
  • Proof site when ready to go live
  • Write electronic newsletters to promote site
  • Write articles for print magazine as needed
  • Coordinate news section for print magazine
  • Attend monthly art/cover meetings and present ideas for photos, illustrations and graphics
  • Assist editor in the proofing of designed print articles and the production deadline process of the magazine
  • Attend annual conferences and provide conference “wrap-up” features after returning
  • Coordinate special projects as needed, including digital editions, surveys, patient handouts, conference calendars, etc.


  • 1-2 years of newspaper writing, magazine or trade publication experience. Entry level candidates with internship experience will be considered
  • Web content management experience a plus
  • Ability to forecast and manage business-related issues pertaining to the publication
  • Ability to collaborate with in-house sales and production staff

Please send resume along with 3 published samples to espiegel@advanceweb.com

Web and multimedia samples are strongly preferred.

A Writing Series Event – Don’t Miss It!

Books that Cook



A great literary event featuring three of our esteemed English professors! Come with an appetite!

Join us THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5th at 6:30pm in the Forum Theater (Campion Student Center) for a reading to satisfy all appetites: BOOKS THAT COOK: The Making of a Literary Meal, featuring readings from SJU’s own Dr. Melissa Goldthwaite, Dr. April Lindner, and Tenaya Darlington. Our SJU cast will be joined by Howard Dinin and Dr. Goldthwaite’s co-editor, Jennifer Cognard-Black. The event is free and open to the public, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. See you there!

Originally posted on Facebook by Dr. Paul Patterson.

The Oklahoma Review Calls for Submissions

OK Review





The Oklahoma Review, an online journal published by the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cameron University will be accepting submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry until March 15. Submissions may be sent via email to okreview@cameron.edu.





Here are the guidelines for submission:

All works must be submitted electronically to okreview@cameron.edu. Files should be sent as email attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. If an attachment is impossible, writers may submit their work in the body of their email messages, noting specific format criteria when necessary. When sending multiple submissions (e.g. five poems), please include all the work in a single file. Indicate in the file name: your name and the title(s) in the following format (Author–Title of Piece). If you have any questions, please email Dr. Bayard Godsave at bgodsave@cameron.edu.

Authors should provide a cover paragraph with a short biography in the body of their email. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please indicate in your cover letter if your work is under consideration elsewhere. If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know immediately.

Reading dates for the Spring issue will be January 1 to March 15.

We will neither consider nor return any submissions turned in via hard copy. Writers may submit the following:

  • One piece of fiction, not surpassing thirty (30) total pages
  • One piece of nonfiction, not surpassing thirty (30) total pages
  • As many as five (5) pieces of poetry or translation