Associate Editor

7 days left

New York City, New York
Full-time position w/competitive benefit package.
Jan 06, 2020
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The Associate Editor is responsible for writing, editing, posting and administering the digital edition of a tabloid newspaper for neurology physicians as well as a consumer-friendly magazine for patients published in cooperation with a medical society partner. Writes and posts daily brief news articles for the publication website as well as writes long-form articles as assigned by the editor. Writes and/or edits brief news for e-newsletters from major science/brain research conferences. Drafts and posts social media daily for both publications and develops best practices/strategies for driving traffic to the publication websites. Regularly conduct analysis of web traffic/metrics for both publications. Copyedits, fact-checks, and proofreads assigned articles. Surveys daily news feeds to determine noteworthy briefs in the specialty for possible article follow-up and/or posting to the website news blogs. Researches and keeps up to date with developments in the field to identify newsworthy articles and topics for both the physician and consumer-friendly publication.

Attends relevant meetings/conferences as assigned, conferring with editor about which to follow up on to write articles about, conducting additional interviews as needed. Works with the editor to manage/traffic production of the print/digital editions. Finds free or low-cost artwork to use to enhance articles both in print and on online. Participates in and contributes to regular department and company-wide meetings, as well as publication-specific meetings. Participates in regular meetings with — and maintains a positive working relationship with — staff and officers of the medical society partner; responds to the needs and concerns of readers of both publications.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of html coding and web administration.
  • Write and post daily brief news stories to website.
  • Write briefs/longer form articles on relevant meetings.
  • Track metrics for websites.
  • Copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking.
  • Post regularly to the social media sites to drive traffic to publication website.
  • Researching/keeping up to date with developments in the field to identify newsworthy articles and topics.
  • Research and identify appropriate free/low-cost artwork to use to enhance articles both in print and online.
  • Participate in and contribute to publication-specific meetings with the society partner, as well as department-wide and company-wide meetings.
  • Assist with new product planning and development.
  • Performs other editorial tasks and projects as needed.

Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Education:  Bachelor’s preferred, or if no degree, relevant experience.  

Required Experience:

  • 3+ years editorial experience and/or combined experience (comprising internships and work assignments) preferably with controlled-circulation, newspaper-style publications; medical publishing experience preferred.
  • Experience with html, SEO strategies, and best practices in social media.
  • Familiarity with Associated Press style.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:   

  • Strong editing and rewriting skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be detail-oriented and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of social media sites.
  • Familiarity with creating podcasts.
  • Ability to work closely with editorial and design teams.
  • Ability to work closely with staff of medical society partner.
  • Cover letter preferred when applying.

Travel:  10 – 15%, travel to several conferences throughout the year, primarily domestic.

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