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RCP/BSG Joint Specialty Committee – new member sought

A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians is sought to join the Joint Specialty Committee for Gastroenterology & Hepatology as an RCP representative for Gastroenterology. The JSC brings together representatives of the RCP, and the British Society for Gastroenterology to share information and facilitate collaboration.

Membership includes senior officers of the parent bodies, senior and junior consultants, a trainee representative and two members from the RCP's Patient & Carer Network. Members serve for up to four years.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 October 2014.


Vacancy- Social Media Editor

An exciting new vacancy of Social Media Editor has emerged on behalf Gut. The role seeks someone who can drive the journal's presence and readership worldwide through the use of social media such as the journal's blog, podcasts, Facebook and Twitter.

Gut is a leading international journal in gastroenterology and has an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, the liver, biliary tree and pancreas. Already with a repertoire of online features, such as the journal's Twitter and Facebook pages, Gut is looking for someone to work closely with the editorial team to improve and enhance these features. The aim is to extend the reach of the journal's content worldwide, as well as helping its core readership to stay up to date with new developments within the field.

The successful applicant would be expected to be educated to postgraduate level, with sufficient knowledge in the journal's subject area. Importantly, an applicant should have enthusiasm for the subject area, creativity, and an interest in using new technologies to publicize scientific research. Some experience of science communication and/or web content management systems such as Twitter, Facebook and Wordpress would be preferred. The role is ideally suited to an early to mid-career researcher.

The Social Media Editor will report directly to the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Professor Emad El-Omar, and will be expected to attend the journal's regular editorial meetings. It should be noted that the position will receive a small annual honorarium, and full training and support will be provided by the BMJ's digital communications team.

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV to Claire Weinberg, Journals Manager at the BMJ Group ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2014