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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Clinical Content Strategy (CCS) team is soliciting candidates for the Editor in Chief (EIC): Diet Manual position of the Nutrition Care Manual® (NCM®). This is a paid position with contract continually renewed for subsequent one-year terms, for up to five years beginning June 1st, 2024. The weekly time commitment ranges from 2 to 4 hours. A description of the job follows:


EIC: Diet Manual duties:

  • Serve as diet manual chair of the NCM® Board of Editors
  • Work in tandem with existing EICs (NCM®, NCM® Client Education and Education); however, EIC: Diet Manual is independently responsible for the duties listed here and reports directly to the CCS team
  • Identify opportunities for diet manual-related content within NCM®, while mindful that the UX is for an online product
  • Assist in identification of qualified authors and reviewers as needed
  • Evaluate peer review feedback and provide clear guidance for authors
  • Review diet manual-related content for accuracy, consistent coverage, tone, and clarity
  • Issue final approval on all new diet manual-related content
  • Provide feedback regarding content proposals including but not limited to topic priority, practice tool priority (eg, diet manual customization), and resources priority
  • Assist with the creation of diet manual-related content as needed
  • Contribute to strategic plans for future updates of the NCM® Diet Manual
  • Identify areas for product improvement, based on feedback, knowledge of the field, and metrics provided by Academy staff
  • Participate in quarterly calls with Academy staff to discuss product-related topics as needed
  • Participate in biannual virtual meetings with Board of Editors


Expertise required:

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with minimum of 8 years of experience in practice and/or research
  • Advanced degree (masters, PhD) or 10 years of experience in lieu of an advanced degree
  • Experience in diet manual implementation and management in food and nutrition systems
  • Previous experience writing or reviewing peer-reviewed publications
  • Use/familiarity with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library and Nutrition Care Process 
  • Knowledge of NCM® Diet Manual usage in practice
  • Effective communication and relationship skills
  • Knowledge of tenets of cultural competency and inclusive language – Learn more about the Academy’s IDEA work here
  • Proficiency in MS Office and software programs


Qualified candidates may apply by submitting the following to by April 30, 2024:

  1. A brief description of interest in the position and vision for the NCM® Diet Manual
  2. CV or resume