The American Society of Hematology (ASH), a Washington, DC-based association of physicians and scientists committed to conquering blood diseases, seeks a creative, motivated, and detail-oriented Managing Editor to oversee the Society’s award-winning member newsletter and other print and electronic publications, including a monthly podcast and the annual meeting daily newspaper.
The Senior Managing Editor reports to the Chief Communications Officer and works closely with the Editor-in-Chief, editorial board, and staff to develop the content for each publication; solicits and coordinates the review of articles; oversees copyediting, fact-checking, and proofreading of all articles; and oversees the design, layout, production, and distribution. The Managing Editor is responsible for developing and managing the annual budget for the publications, managing production schedules, evaluating success, and making recommendations regarding the ideal format, frequency, distribution, and use of technology to best meet the audience’s needs.
The ideal candidate must be a self-starter who is able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree with at least 7 years of professional work experience with similar publications. Previous experience in medical/science writing/editing and publishing is strongly desired. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented with superior writing and editing skills, as well as exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and project management skills.
Because of the nature of this position, a cover letter is an absolute requirement for consideration; it should address the candidate’s demonstrated commitment to ASH’s values of collaboration, education, innovation, and excellence. The resume should address the qualifications outlined below.
ASH has a hybrid work environment, with core in-office days for all ASH staff on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and telework on Mondays and Fridays for eligible positions. The Society’s headquarters is in Washington, DC, and is within walking distance of several Metro stations on the Blue/Orange/Silver and Red lines.
College degree. A minimum of seven years’ work experience on a similar publication.
Experience with medical/science writing and editing preferred.
Experience with managing both desktop publishing and XML workflows required.
Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks in an active work environment.
Strong interpersonal skills, including professionalism and ability to work well with the ASH leadership.