ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, is looking for an individual with a minimum of five years of writing and editing experience to serve as ASTRO’s Communications Manager and managing editor of the Society’s magazine, ASTROnews. The Communications Manager is responsible for managing all member communications, including editorial aspects of member publications including ASTROnews, weekly e-newsletters, and other Society communications (print and electronic), as well as writing and editing materials for the Society.
As managing editor of ASTROnews, this individual will manage all aspects of the publication of the magazine, both in print and online, including managing the Editorial Board; soliciting story ideas; soliciting graphics and photos; editing all content; writing content; assisting with advertising sales firm and working with our graphic designer to determine organization and layout. Some travel will be required during ASTRO’s Annual Meeting.
Job responsibilities include:
Serve as the managing editor of ASTROnews and manage all aspects of the publication of the magazine, both in print and online, including managing Editorial Board, soliciting story ideas, soliciting graphics/photos, editing all content, writing content and working with graphic designer to determine organization and layout, as well as editing online version as needed.
Manage the editorial aspects of ASTROgram, including soliciting and approving story ideas and editing and writing content.
Oversee the editing of print and online items for style, grammar and content.
Write and report on ASTRO events, including publishing Daily papers and digital newsletters from the ASTRO Annual Meeting and other society meetings.
Assist with advertising sales (participate on sales calls, complete insertion orders) and oversee advertising sales productivity (monitor sales vs. budget, content, deadlines, available space) for ASTROnews, ASTROgrams and ASTRO.org.
Develop and monitor appropriate Communication department budget accounts.
Develop, monitor and promote content for the ASTRO blog.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications.
Five to seven years of editorial experience.
Three to five years of publication management experience, preferably in magazine publishing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Strong knowledge of AP style required.
Familiarity with writing for health care preferred.
Proficient in MS Office, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat, familiarity with content management and media monitoring software desirable.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, adhere to schedules and meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills, team player with ability to relate to all levels of individuals.
Solid understand of publication production and creative process.
ASTRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes:
Flexible work arrangements
Medical, dental and vision insurance, majority company paid
401K with immediate company contribution
23 days of Paid Time Off annually
12 Paid Holidays
Commuter benefits with employer subsidy
Employer paid short and long term disability insurance
Please see our website www.astro.org for more information about ASTRO.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume by clicking here.
We are an equal/affirmative action employer.
About American Society for Radiation Oncology
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is an organization of approximately 10,000 member physicians and scientists served by a staff of 80 in Crystal City, VA. The association is designed to disseminate the results of scientific research, promote excellence in patient care and provide members with opportunities for educational and professional development. ASTRO offers an attractive array of benefits, including medical and dental/vision coverage, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, as well as paid time off, a 401(k) program, flexible spending accounts, flexible work arrangements, commuter benefits subsidy and a business casual office environment.
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