Associate Health Editor, Family Circle

Posted: 11/13/2018 | Expires: 12/13/2018

Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, Operations, Writer
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Job Title
Associate Health Editor, Family Circle

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The Assoc Health Editor at Family Circle magazine pitches ideas, writes and edits Health News (a 2-page column containing women's, teen and sexual health) and Family Health Checklist (a single-topic column to help moms tackle everyday health challenges). This position assigns and edits features, on topics relating to women's health, teen health, diet and fitness. The Assoc Health Editor also regularly contributes stories to This editor will also bring talented new writers to the magazine, regularly meet with experts for desksides and represent Meredith at industry events. The Assoc Health Editor sends out writer contracts, nominates health articles for various annual awards and coordinates any health internship programs.

II. Essential Job Functions

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Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results


Pitches ideas. Writes and edits news columns for the health section and web.


Assigns and edits health features for the magazine.


Coordinates health intern. Manages health awards. Writes contracts.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English or related field or equivalent training and/or experience.


Three to five years experience at large consumer magazine, preferably in the areas of health, nutrition and/or fitness.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong writing and editing skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Google Docs.
Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
Good computer skills. Familiarity with database applications helpful.


Our cornerstone is knowledge of the home, family, food and lifestyle markets. From that, we have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend our brand franchises and expertise to related markets.