Communications/Editorial, Information Technology and Web, Other
4 Year Degree
Come work for one of the largest life science societies in the world as a Scientific and Digital Editor! Our client, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), helps find solutions to pressing public health issues and is seeking a Scientific and Digital Editor to be responsible for producing and supervising the creation of compelling web content promoting the microbial sciences and the ASM programs that educate, inform, and gather microbial scientists under the big tent of microbiology.
Major Responsibilities include:
Co-lead content strategy on ASM’s website.
Keep up to date on latest content and web strategy.
Serve as senior editor and approver for all ASM staff and volunteers for ASM’s web content.
Ensure content includes compelling and appropriate images that help move the story forward.
Update, implement, and enforce ASM-wide editorial style and governance guides as well as hierarchy and workflows for website governance.
Create original web content; coach staff on crafting quality web content.
Advise on science trends, news, and research to help shape scientific content on asm.org.
Maintain and oversee CMS functions.
Serve as scientific editor on a variety of printed materials as needed.
Co-manage publications including reports, member-facing magazines, and publications with Senior Manager of Digital and Assistant Director of Science communications.
Qualified candidates will offer a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Content Strategy, UX or English, Microbiology, or related field (master’s or PhD preferred), plus a minimum of five years of content creation or management experience. ASM is seeking candidates with meticulous editing skills and familiarity with web CMSs, social media, and systems integrations. Experience with synthesizing complex content for web audience and injecting web best practices and an innate scientific literacy to ensure accuracy is required.
If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and cover letter to the following job link:
Located in Washington, DC, ASM employees enjoy a unique, friendly office building and excellent employee benefits.
ASM is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers, including OPT or H1-B. Green Card holders or U.S. Citizens eligible for application. ASM is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at email@example.com or contact 202-232-1765.
About American Society for Microbiology
With over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators and health professionals, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is one of the largest life science societies in the world. Their meetings, journals and books explore the complete spectrum of microbiology, and collaborations with their partners strengthen relationships with academic, regulatory and industrial communities.
ASM helps find solutions to pressing public health issues and strengthens levels of health care around the world through lab capacity building, training of local staff, and providing solutions for outbreaks when they arise. The organization also engages with policymakers and empowers its members to advocate for evidence-based policy and the highest standards in scientific practice.