This position reports, edits and performs some administrative tasks essential to the production of CHA's newspaper, Catholic Health World (CHW), and helps keep CHW on schedule through the twice-monthly production cycle. Working in close communication with the CHW editor, the associate editor reports and writes clear, accurate and engaging features, news and analysis pieces on deadline, writes headlines, and edits and proofreads copy. The associate editor conceptualizes and generates story ideas for execution by self or others and solicits story ideas from members and CHA's content leaders. The associate editor produces multimedia content for the CHW website, social media and email digest and solicits and selects press releases meriting inclusion on CHW's online news release digest. Some travel is required (approximately 5%).
- Clear, accurate, impactful writing on deadline
- Research, develop, and report CHW content including feature, news, analysis and trend stories
- Make or procure photographs, graphs, charts and other art for the newspaper
- Edit for clarity, accuracy, style and grammar
- Write and edit digital versions of articles for social media, email digests and web content
- Write interest provoking headlines and succinct captions
- Generate story ideas for CHW, including for self and for outside contributors
- Attend and report on select CHA meetings and events as assigned by the editor
- Proofread pages
- Assist with operational production of 22 issues of CHW each calendar year
- Communicate with CHA members and staff to facilitate newsgathering function
- Travel to member locations to report stories for CHW
Experience: A minimum of five years in reporting or editing of newspapers, newsletters, or other rapidly recurring publications. Experience in social media, video storytelling, health care, health science, non-profit health care publishing and knowledge of Catholic teaching, Catholic health ministry, and/or health care industry and health care public policy desired.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Demonstrated excellence in reporting/writing/editing/proofreading. Professional and diplomatic demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Superior organizational skills with thorough attention to detail. Ability to build internal and external relationships. Strong sense of teamwork. Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and anticipate obstacles. Takes pride of ownership in work product and has ability to adapt content to multiple media platforms. Basic knowledge of print production procedures and terminology. Intermediate Microsoft Word and Outlook skills. Basic Microsoft Excel skills.
Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Journalism, related field or equivalent work experience.
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