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American Heart Association Assistant News Editor in Portland, Oregon

Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life satisfaction, and our Guiding Values - Check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant News Editor .

This position can be home-based.

The Assistant News Editor assigns, edits, proofreads, rewrites and writes content in English and Spanish for the American Heart Association’s syndicated consumer news service, American Heart Association News. These stories strive to spread awareness, entertain and motivate the public to take action to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. The Assistant News Editor leads all aspects of the process of translating AHA News stories into Spanish. The Assistant News Editor reports to the News Editor and collaborates with freelance writers, experts and staff across the American Heart Association.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assign stories to staff or freelance writers, edit stories, route them through the approval process and prep for publication.

  • Oversee Spanish translation process for news stories and proofread Spanish content.

  • Develop story ideas and evaluate story pitches.

  • Monitor the flow of projects and assist in developing and maintaining editorial calendar.

  • Fill in for the News Editor when the News Editor is absent.

  • Write scripts for videos and text for graphics.

  • Keep abreast of news, trends and developments in health and science, chiefly about heart disease, stroke and related conditions.

  • Manage interns and temp workers as needed.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or equivalent.

  • Five (5) years of professional writing and editing experience.

  • Experience leading and advising freelance writers desirable.

  • Ability to understand and interpret scientific information and rewrite it accurately and simply for general audiences.

  • The ability to speak, write, edit and proofread in Spanish and English.

  • Experience and skill in generating creative story ideas and news judgment.

  • Ability to lead and meet tight deadlines on multiple projects.

  • Skill in oral communications, including the ability to ask probing questions and propose and explain ideas clearly.

  • Ability to work collaboratively.

Compensation & Benefits

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (6/22/2022 4:18 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8718

Job Category Marketing, Communications & Public Relations

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution Western States

Position Type Full Time

Location: OR-Portland

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