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    • Job Tracking ID: 623B
    • Job Location: Lenexa, KS
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 21, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

This position is based in our Lenexa, KS office. Our employees work 3 days per week in the office and may work remotely the remaining 2 days (Hybrid).

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, working along four key fronts:

  • Within the CHA organization
  • Within the CHA children’s hospital membership
  • Within children’s hospitals and their communities via care delivery
  • Within the policymaking environment in Washington, DC

With children’s hospitals we strive to ensure organizational cultures where everyone feels valued and actively participates in the mission of our organizations. Racism stands firmly in the way of improving children’s health. We remain vigilant in our quest for a diverse and inclusive com­munity and in standing against racism and discrimination wherever it exists.

VACCINATIONS:

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) is committed to the health and safety of our employees, vendors, and those we work with at and in support of our nation’s children’s hospitals. CHA requires all new hires, regardless of position or location, to be fully vaccinated. All new hires must have received two Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations or one Johnson & Johnson vaccination, in addition to completion of a two-week period after the final vaccination, prior to the first day of employment at CHA.

WHO WE ARE

CHA advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost, and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of our member hospitals nationally. These hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members, CHA champions policies that enable pediatric hospitals to better serve children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the children of our nation. CHA has offices in Lenexa, KS, and Washington, DC.

VISA SPONSORSHIP

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

JOB SUMMARY

Ensures Children’s Hospital Associations’ (CHA) publications, communications and marketing content maintain high editorial standards and supports project-related content development efforts. Involved in the creative process, contributing ideas, writing and editing skills, and problem-solving abilities to produce and edit content for long- and short-form in print and digital formats. Translate complex, health-care industry-specific information into engaging, appealing, insightful content through the writing and editing process. Tasks include publications management, writing, editing and project management for marketing and communications projects as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Editing, Writing, and Content Development

  • Oversee the day-to-day and coordinate print and online publishing cycles for publications; manage editorial process and timeline to develop content from planning stages to publication; maintain publication standards and establish content goals and expectations.
  • Edit, write, re-write, copyedit and proofread content for publications.
  • Interview sources and subject matter experts to write long- and short-form content for print and digital channels.
  • Participate in the manuscript solicitation and review process to determine publication prospects of contributed content.
  • Recruit, manage, coach and query contributing writers.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, designers, writers, and subject matter experts.
  • Ensure and plan the spread of publications content across the organization’s channels, including social media, website, and e-newsletters.
  • Participate in content and editorial planning.

Supports Marketing and Communications Projects, Processes and Strategy

  • Create, write, and edit content for routine and project-based communications such as emails, news and feature articles, reports, e-newsletters, web pages, meeting presentations, case studies, white papers and publications as assigned.
  • Translate complex topics and highly technical language into conversational copy without sacrificing accuracy for clarity.
  • Use knowledge of the health care industry to tie together key concepts or projects for children’s hospital audiences.
  • Participate as part of a creative team, constantly evaluating and trialing new tools or strategies to capture audience attention and encourage action.
  • Adhere to Associated Press and CHA style guidelines and look for creative and collaborative ways to educate staff on these standards as appropriate.

Project Management

  • Participate in planning using Wrike (or similar) project planning tool; use project management principles and applications to create project plans and meet deadlines.
  • Collaborate with team to develop, use, and monitor templates and processes to drive efficiency and quality.
  • Use project management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet agreed upon deadlines and project plans.

Experience and Skills:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field required.

Experience and Special Skills:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in publishing or editorial functions; writing experience in health care or B-to-B publishing preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with assigning, writing, and editing content.
  • Top-notch organizational skills.
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking skills.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, content management systems and digital media technology preferred.
  • Mastery of Associated Press style; experience with in-house style guides.
  • Self-starter; can-do attitude with strong attention to deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; collaborative work style.

 

Children’s Hospital Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

 

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