Digital Copy Editor

Association Of American Medical Colleges Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

Who we are:

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care by supporting the entire spectrum of medical education, medical research, and patient care conducted by our member institutions. We are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our goal to improve the health of all. The AAMC strives to make a positive impact not only in your career, but in your life. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which features:

  • Significant employer 403(b) contribution

  • Public transportation subsidy

  • Generous paid time off program

  • Tuition reimbursement

Wellness program that includes: discounted gym membership, onsite yoga and sponsored sports teams

Why us, why now?

As a Digital Copy Editor, you will join the AAMC's growing digital communications team. You will contribute your substantial experience editing and proofreading in a quick turn- around, deadline-driven environment, with a focus on editing material for the web and other digital formats. You will collaborate closely with the AAMC's Digital Communications team, along with Creative Services, Marketing, and other Communications staff.

How will you make an impact?

Copyedit AAMC digital content

  • Copyedit a wide range of AAMC digital content and other written materials, such as news and research, on a quick turn-around, deadline-driven schedule.

  • Ensure that AAMC editorial style guidelines are followed consistently for all digital and print projects.

  • Understand and apply the appropriate style to any given editing project based on type of project, purpose, and audience.

  • In collaboration with the digital team, ensure that digital content complies with AAMC standards.

  • Propose text to improve titles, headlines, subheads, and basic text as needed.

  • On a limited, case-by-case basis, individual may support select, high-priority projects involving content produced by other Communications work groups, as well as those of other divisions across the organization.

Proofread AAMC digital content

  • Proofread a wide range of AAMC digital content and other documents.

  • In collaboration with the digital team, revise materials transitioning from print to digital so that they meet AAMC digital standards.

Work in the CMS to publish digital content

  • Build pages in the Drupal CMS, particularly article pages for AAMC news & insights content. Includes selecting and uploading images to illustrate and accompany content.

What will you bring to the role?

  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field. Specialized training in copyediting and proofreading highly desirable.

  • 3-5 years of related work experience in an editorial role, focused primarily on digital content, but also includes a variety of written materials.

  • Sound knowledge of publishing processes (digital and print).

  • Experience editing and proofreading in a quick turnaround, deadline-driven environment.

  • Experience editing digital content and using a CMS; Familiarity with Drupal a bonus.

  • Knowledge of HTML a plus. Knowledge of editorial and production processes for digital and print.

  • Familiarity with project management software.

  • Strong working knowledge of and direct experience with AP Style.

  • Exacting attention to detail, excellent editorial judgment, strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to adhere to deadlines while providing professional, friendly, client-focused service.

  • Must be organized, task oriented, and flexible, and be an expert in prioritization, focusing on timeliness as the driving factor.

  • Must be able to work with multiple clients and have strong interpersonal skills.

If a bachelor's degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. It is important that files DO NOT include periods ( . ) within the file name.

BROWSER REQUIREMENTS: Applications must be submitted using Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer v.10 or higher.

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Digital Copy Editor

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