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Assistant Editor Opening

Family Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, is seeking an assistant editor with special interest in narrative writing to work on a team with these submissions. 

This volunteer position will report to the editor of Family Medicine.

The assistant editor must: 

  • serve currently or have served in the past as a faculty member in a family medicine department or residency 
  • possess a sense of clear writing, style, organization, and presentation of information
  • have a desire to read Narrative Essays and work with authors and reviewers
  • demonstrate understanding of the art of storytelling, as well as publishing ethics and the process of peer-review
  • demonstrate the ability to adhere to established timelines
  • be available for weekly phone conferences with the editorial team
  • serve as assistant editor for up to 2-3 new papers each week 
  • attend the Editorial Board meeting held each year in conjunction with the Annual Spring Conference.

Applications must be submitted by email and include the following materials:

  • A cover letter highlighting interest and qualification for the position
  • A current curriculum vitae, including applicant’s publications

Send application by email to with subject line: Family Medicine Assistant Editor Search.


Contact John Saultz, MD, Family Medicine Editor, at

Published 10 times a year, Family Medicine publishes high-quality medical education research. The journal also publishes clinical research, articles about information technology, practice management, research methods, and essays and commentaries—all with relevance to family medicine and primary care education.Family Medicine is published online at

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