Do you want to use your publishing and editing skills to help conquer cancer and make a difference in the world?
Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer though research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.
Who we are:
ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking, growing membership organization that operates in a results-oriented work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes over presence or time. This is an Alexandria, VA position that offers an excellent benefits package and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, click here.
Who we are looking for:
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Associate Editor to produce, edit and write content for the ASCO Daily News. This position will also support additional meetings publications in the Publishing Department.
What you will do:
Coordinate with internal stakeholders and external physician sources on content, reviewing and editing articles and proofs for factual and style issues, and assisting with production processes.
Edit products within the Daily News portfolio.
Support the ASCO Daily News websites and collaborate with the Daily News managing editor to determine featured content, enhance reader engagement with the sites, and increase traffic.
Support the Daily News podcast program, including idea generation, research, interviewing, and editing.
Support the ASCO Daily News eBlast program, including building modules, sending emails, managing email lists and ad submissions, and collecting and distributing analytics for stakeholders.
Write news articles for the ASCO Daily News and other meeting materials. Participate in publishing activities across the department as needed.
What you will need in order to be successful:
Bachelor’s in Communications, Journalism, or related field.
3-5 years of writing, editing, and/or publications management experience.
Independent worker with ability to multitask and manage stress.
Strong attention to detail.
Strong ability to follow instructions and take direction.
Ability to work some evenings when required, as well as 5 weekends a year.
Interest in multimedia platforms, such as podcasts, video, and web presence.
Proficient in computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Proficient with proofreading marks, and Chicago, AP, or AMA style guides.
About American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, home to nearly 35,000 cancer doctors and researchers worldwide, offers a wide variety of services, programs and educational resources that provide much needed support to both oncologists and patients. ASCO hosts a family of award winning websites including our consumer site, Cancer.Net, our member homepage, ASCO.org , as well as JCO.org , the online version of The Journal of Clinical Oncology. The Annual Meeting, which attracts more than 34,000 cancer specialists from around the world, is considered the premier event in clinical oncology.