This position manages the content, planning and production of CHA’s journal, Health Progress (HP), working closely with both the Editor, Health Progress, and the graphic designer. Editing -- which can include rewriting -- and collaborating with authors to prepare stories within production deadlines make up the majority of the managing editor's responsibilities. The job is detail-specific and requires organization and careful attention to smooth copy flow as the journal moves through its various stages before publication. Some travel is required.
In-depth content and line editing of HP articles, endnotes, and department columns to ensure readability and accuracy.
Write headlines, subheads and prepare sidebars.
Keep abreast of issues and trends in health care and Catholic Church.
Maintain familiarity with AP style, the Chicago Manual of Style, and several in-house style sheets.
Copyedit, proofread and correct pages and oversee work of external proofreaders. Coordinate smooth operational production of 4 issues of HP each calendar year.
Collaborate with editor of Health Progress to pursue journal themes and meet deadlines
Lay out pages and place advertisements, in collaboration with page designer and other colleagues.
Coordinate ads, review ad log and proofreads ads before publication
Work with Digital Media Project Coordinator on Health Progress social media posts
5-7 years in editing and writing for a professional publication.
Demonstrated knowledge of publishing procedures plus advanced writing/editing/proofreading/ fact-checking and rewriting skills. Professional and diplomatic demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to build internal and external relationships, to work closely with authors. Superior organizational skills with thorough attention to detail. Strong sense of teamwork. Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and to anticipate obstacles. Exhibit flexibility and ownership of work product. Understanding of Catholic teaching and of the mission and goals of Catholic health care helpful. Basic knowledge of print production procedures and terminology. Intermediate Microsoft Word skills, and basic Outlook skills. Requires learning basic InDesign skills.
Additional Salary Information: CHA is an Equal Opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This is a non-exempt position.
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About Catholic Health Association of the United States
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) advances the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities. Comprised of more than 600 hospitals, 1,600 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, the Catholic health ministry is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation. CHA is an Equal Opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Consider joining our mission based organization by sending a resume to HR@chausa.org.