As the principal architect of the content and quality of CHA's journal, the editor is a thought leader in the Catholic health ministry. The editor sets editorial philosophy and strategy in collaboration with the association's leaders, identifying current trends and related topics and soliciting the best experts from relevant fields to author material for publication. The editor is the public voice of the magazine and may make presentations to member and external audiences regarding issues and developments in the ministry and health care sector. The editor manages the journal staff, sets standards, writes and edits as needed, selects and directs the work of artists/illustrators, and creates and monitors editorial calendars, production schedules, procedures, etc. Additional accountabilities include ensuring integration of CHA's mission, goals, strategies, and policies in HP editorial efforts; and contributing as needed on other communications projects of the association. Some travel may be required.
- Collaborate with department VP and other association leadership to set the editorial philosophy of HP
- Manage editorial and planning processes for HP
- Develop HP feature and special section articles
- Identify and recruit authors and supervise their work as needed; notify internal and external authors of acceptance or rejection of assigned articles
- Create and secure approval of the HP annual editorial calendar to effectively execute 6 HP issues per year
- Supervise HP pre-production preparation of manuscripts including peer review as appropriate, editing, copy editing, and headline writing
- Supervise HP page layout and imposition and illustration selection
- Review and approve HP proofs
- Manage HP budgets Professionally represent HP to CHA member organizations and other audiences
- Convene and coordinate the HP Editorial Advisory Committee
- Serve as co-host and help produce content for Catholic Health USA (CHA podcast)
Experience: 7+ years in journal editing or publishing. 3-5 years in Catholic publishing or Catholic health ministry, yielding knowledge of Catholic teaching, tradition and culture desired. 3+ years supervisory experience.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Knowledge of publishing procedures plus high level of creativity with good judgment of aesthetics appropriate to church ministry. Professional and diplomatic demeanor. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Catholic Church and its teachings and culture. Superior organizational skills with thorough attention to detail. Ability to build internal and external relationships and networks. Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to lead, direct staff to accomplish goals, mentor, and influence others to act. Strong sense of teamwork. Meeting facilitation and convening skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and anticipate obstacles. Exhibits flexibility and ownership of work product. Microsoft Word and Outlook skills. Basic Microsoft Excel and Adobe InDesign skills.
Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in English, Communications, Journalism, or related field. Graduate-level work in Catholic theology and history an asset.
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