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Publication or Company The Endocrine Society
Job Title Associate Editor, Endocrine News
Industry Magazine Publishing, Non-profit, Other Publishing
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Chevy Chase, MD
Job Requirements The Endocrine Society, an international medical association, seeks a talented and motivated journalist to serve as associate editor for its news magazine. The associate editor is responsible for partnering with the managing editor in working with publications and staff team members to plan and develop all editorial content for Endocrine News and Endocrine News Online to engage readers, respond to their needs and interests, and support organization goals, balancing between society/member news and general medical/science feature articles.


• Primary in-house writer for Endocrine News.
• Partner with the managing editor to develop annual editorial content that provides a strategic mix of general medical, science, and society coverage that supports the magazine’s editorial mission. Identify timely topics for coverage and assign articles to ensure lively content that exceeds readers’ expectations.
• Create and maintain yearly editorial and production calendars.
• Ensure the accuracy of articles via strict fact-checking; liaising with writers and sources.
• Develop/Manage content for Endocrine News Online website.
• Manage the development of derivative digital Endocrine News products.
• Maintain and adhere to the annual editorial calendar.
• Attend as needed programs, meetings, conferences, and other functions as a reporter for the magazine.
• Cover the duties of the managing editor in leave situations.


• BS or BA degree required; MA in Journalism preferred; science background a plus; non-profit association experience a plus.
• Minimum of 5-7 years of work experience in journalism, communications, or related area.
• Outstanding writing and editing skills with a focus on details and accuracy.
• Experienced in the use of content management systems.
• Experience in the development and management of digital publishing products.
• Exceptional organization skills with the ability to complete projects and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to conceive, plan, implement, and monitor long- and short-term projects from conception through completion. Capable of prioritizing work assignments, as well as meeting and monitoring multiple projects and deadlines.
• Working knowledge of editorial and production processes.
• Ability to work independently and well with a diverse group of people throughout the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines.
• Experience in project management a big plus.
• Superior computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Office; desktop publishing or InDesign skills a plus.
• Ability to represent The Endocrine Society credibly, especially in dealing with members and other medical societies.
• Ability to travel occasionally.

The Endocrine Society is currently located in Chevy Chase, but will relocate to downtown Washington, DC, in early 2014. The Society offers a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits including a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution. Our Chevy Chase location is also metro-accessible, with a free shuttle to and from the Bethesda Red Line; the DC location will be within walking distance of Farragut North/West. Qualified candidates should submit resume, two writing samples and cover letter with salary requirements.
About Our Company The Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 16,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, The Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 80 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-site employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Chevy Chase location just inside the Beltway with free shuttle service to the Bethesda Metro on the red line.
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