The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is recruiting for an Editorial Director to serve as writer and editor-in-chief for its flagship print publication, INFUSION magazine and its e—mail newsletter, INFUSION Express. The individual will also support the overall efforts of NHIA’s Communications Department through a variety of other print and online writing and editorial assignments.
The Editorial Director serves as the day-to-day lead in ensuring the on-time publishing and distribution of the association’s bi-monthly member magazine and bi-weekly e-newsletter. The Editorial Director will also plan, write, edit, and publish other print, electronic, and digital content to promote the association’s products and services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the entire production process of the association’s bi-monthly magazine—from article development to layout, design, and print. This includes the writing of original articles, editing, interfacing with staff designer, proofreading, ensuring organizational deadlines are met, and developing the annual editorial calendar. Use latest best practices and cutting-edge technology in design, delivery, and distribution methods to increase readership and distribution.
Manage editorial development, production, and delivery of association’s bi-weekly e-mail publication.
Write copy for website, e-blasts, social media, conference materials, blogs, news releases, speeches, talking points, and presentations as part of association’s internal and external communications.
Establish and maintain a strong network of authors, contributors, and subject matter experts to generate relevant, innovative high-quality editorial content that is both mission focused and of interest to internal and external audiences. Leverage and maintain these positive relationships to support the ongoing enhancement of the association’s publications.
Develop processes and systems and production schedules to ensure on-time, economical publication of INFUSION magazine and INFUSION Express.
Direct activities with designer, printer, mailer and ad sales staff to publish magazine.
Collaborate with other members of communications team on social media platforms, including evaluating current channels and developing a strategy to have a stronger presence and deepen outreach through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required of the Editorial Director to perform the job successfully.
Experience. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or an applicable field and a minimum of 10 years in association magazine publishing. Must have demonstrated professional-level editorial, copyediting, proofreading, writing, and research experience publishing print, e-mail, and online publications, preferably in the health care industry. Familiarity with web content management systems and e-mail platforms is preferred.
Excellent Written Communications. Exceptional writing and proofreading skills with impeccable attention to details including grammar, spelling, punctuation, and editing is a MUST. Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and translate technical, medical information into layman’s terms. This also includes a demonstrated ability to write creative copy for promotional materials that engage, educate, and motivate targeted audiences across all channels. Thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred.
Excellent Interpersonal Communication Skills. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a wide array of stakeholders. Maintain positive attitude and a collaborative spirit. Highly skilled at strategizing on potential story ideas. Ability to synthesize complicated information and write intelligibly and engagingly about it.
Flexibility/Adaptability. Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment with the ability to deliver results on time and of high quality. Willingness to occasionally work during non-standard business hours to accomplish tasks and meet all deadlines.
Teamwork. Roll-up-your sleeves mind-set. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and independently. Organized self-starter with minimal supervision needed and the ability to make decisions while exercising sound judgement.
Innovation and Commitment. A tireless capacity for innovation in a fast-pace environment that thrives on creativity, energy, and a commitment to excellence. Flexible outlook to test new approaches and adjust activities to solve unique business challenges.
NHIA represents companies that provide infusion therapy to home based patients as well as companies that manufacture and supply infusion and specialty pharmacy products. Infusion therapy involves patient-specific compounded medications, supplies, and a range of pharmacy, nursing, and other clinical services for delivering care to patients in the home setting. NHIA is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary and benefits, a collegial work environment, and a path for advancement. The association is a $4 million organization with a staff of 15. NHIA is located a block from the Alexandria King Street Metro. For more information, visit the Association at: www.nhia.org. For consideration, send letter of application, resume, and salary requirements to: HR@nhia.org (please include Editorial Director) in the subject line.
About the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) NHIA is a trade association that represents companies that provide infusion therapy to home-based patients as well as companies that manufacture and supply infusion and specialty pharmacy products. Infusion therapy involves patient-specific compounded medications, supplies, and a range of pharmacy, nursing, and other clinical services for delive...ring care to patients in the home setting. For more information, visit the Association at: www.nhia.org.