Do you want to make a difference in the fight against cancer? Come learn, grow and develop with us. 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.
About American Society for Radiation Oncology
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is an organization of approximately 10,000 member physicians and scientists served by a staff of 80 in Crystal City, VA. The association is designed to disseminate the results of scientific research, promote excellence in patient care and provide members with opportunities for educational and professional development. ASTRO offers an attractive array of benefits, including medical and dental/vision coverage, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, as well as paid time off, a 401(k) program, flexible spending accounts, flexible work arrangements, commuter benefits subsidy and a business casual office environment.