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ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, is looking for an individual with a minimum of two to three years of copy-editing experience to review all print and online communications in order to ensure they are error free, easy to read and consistent with ASTRO style. The individual will also assist with writing various communication and marketing materials. This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week, with the opportunity to telecommute after 6 months of employment.
Job responsibilities include:
ASTROnews and ASTRO Daily News:
Proofread and edit ASTRO’s quarterly magazine and Annual Meeting daily paper. Fix grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors, check for accuracy as needed and offer suggestions for content edition.
Assist with researching topics and contacting sources throughout the development of stories.
ASTROgram and ASTRO Blog:
Solicit stories for ASTRO’s weekly e-newsletter and blog.
Proofread and edit stories.
Write content as needed.
Marketing and General Communication:
Edit print and online communication and content distributed by ASTRO for style, grammar and content.
Assist with writing and editing marketing copy as needed.
Prepare insertion orders for advertising sold.
Follow up with companies to ensure creative arrives in a timely manner.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or English.
Two to three years of copy-editing experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent editing and writing skills.
Strong knowledge of AP style required.
Proficient in MS Office and familiarity with Adobe InDesign preferred.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, adhere to schedules and meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills, team player with ability to relate to all levels of individuals.
Some travel may be required, less than 10 percent.
ASTRO offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes:
Flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to telecommute after 6 months of employment
401K with immediate company contribution
23 days of Paid Time Off annually + 12 Paid Holidays
Part-time employees are eligible to accrue PTO and receive holiday pay on a pro-rated basis.
Please see our website www.astro.org for more information about ASTRO.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume by clicking here.
We are an equal/affirmative action employer.
About American Society for Radiation Oncology
ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. These medical professionals, found at hospitals, cancer treatment centers and academic research facilities around the globe, make up the radiation therapy treatment teams that are critical in the fight against cancer. Together, these teams, treat more than 1 million cancer patients each year. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research and advocacy.