Career Development: Job Postings

Job type: Full-time Position
Location: Remote or Hybrid, MO
Position: Web Editor
Organization: Association of Health Care Journalists
Date posted: 12/14/22

Start Date: Negotiable, but ideally February or March 2023
Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000, plus benefits
Reports to: Managing Editor

Overview

We’re looking for a Web Editor to manage the Association of Health Care Journalists’ primary website, HealthJournalism.org, and lead the effort to optimize and grow digital content and educational programming across all our platforms.

Who We Are

The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues through excellent health care journalism. Our mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting on all platforms.

The  Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism is a supporting 501(c)(3) for AHCJ, and works to ensure journalists are properly trained to cover news events, trends and issues in all aspects of health care journalism.

We value and celebrate diversity and building an inclusive work environment. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and identities to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply journalistic, critical thinking skills to the management of AHCJ’s primary website, HealthJournalism.org and our health data websites, with a particular focus on keeping the homepage fresh and up to date with content that reflects the organization’s priorities

  • Help shape the redesign and workflow of the website

  • Manage the execution of educational our webinars

  • Provide follow-up support for the posting and/or distribution of recordings, presentations and other content generated by our training 

  • Oversee the overall SEO strategy for HealthJournalism.org

  • Create and maintain a keyworded digital asset management system for the ongoing curation of art on AHCJ’s websites and social media

  • Seek ways proactively to improve our members’ experience of our website and platforms

  • Collaborate across the AHCJ team on growth strategy and building our digital audience

  • Foster an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion that upholds the organization’s values and strategic goals 

  • Attend AHCJ’s in-person events as needed

  • Create documentation and automated workflows when possible to ensure efficiency and redundancies for core AHCJ web functions

  • Assist the team with prompt and efficient troubleshooting

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Has 5 years of experience as an editor, product manager or web producer with a proven track record of maintaining, curating and growing a website and other digital products

  • Is a pro at WordPress, including the creation of web pages and posts

  • Understands the importance of a digital asset management system and how to set up, organize and curate images

  • Can use their journalistic prowess to edit and revise web copy to make it compelling (and in AP Style)

  • Understands best practices of SEO and how to use SEO to grow audience

  • Is familiar with workflow automations software, like Zapier, and project management software, like Airtable

  • Can manage the technical aspects of web events and meetings using Zoom Webinar

  • Has some level of coding experience with HTML and CSS

  • Is committed to diversity and inclusion, and its value in the workplace 

  • Demonstrates commitment to professional journalism standards 

  • Is flexible and enjoys working independently as well as collaboratively 

  • Thinks strategically and creatively to solve problems while being responsive, tactful and professional 

  • Excels at project management, with excellent organizational and time management skills

We know that many strong candidates will not have all the skills we list. That’s OK! If you have some combination of what we’re looking for, we want to hear from you.

How We╩╝ll Support You

  • In-house mentorship and a transparent internal review and feedback process

  • Support for conferences and training

  • Competitive salary, health/vision/dental plan, retirement match and paid leave

  • Invite you into a culture that is supportive, transparent, experimental and accountable

  • We’ll encourage you to become immersed in the world of health care journalism and nonprofit journalism associations by building relationships with other organizations and attending journalism conferences

Location: AHCJ is based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. However, we have staff that are remote and hybrid. We are open to remote candidates with the understanding that occasional travel may be required.

Finalists for this position will be required to complete additional paperwork through the university and may be subject to a background check.

Aren’t sure if you want to apply and have questions?
Schedule phone call with Erica Tricarico, AHCJ’s Managing Editor.

APPLY HERE