A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The associate editor serves an important role in creating publications that are published by the Michigan Medicine Office of Development. Central to this role is supporting Medicine at Michigan, a print magazine that is the flagship publication of Michigan Medicine. It reaches more than 40,000 readers three times a year and is supplemented by an online newsletter that goes out to more than 42,000 recipients nine times a year. The associate editor writes feature stories, alumni and faculty profiles, Class Notes, and more. This role will also include work on websites, newsletters, social media outlets, and alumni and internal communications, including oversight of a twice-yearly alumni newsletter. The associate editor will be responsible for specific sections of the magazine; supporting logistics of all publications—including but not limited to seeking permissions and approvals for stories and photos; and contributing to all outlets. The associate editor should be comfortable managing several projects on various platforms at once.
Report and write feature stories, news and research articles, Class Notes, and other sections of Medicine at Michigan magazine. Set up and attend photo shoots for stories in the magazine and newsletters. Secure relevant scientific images and portraits for articles in all outlets. Maintain photo library. Along with editor, coordinate with offsite magazine designer. Contribute articles to the magazine, newsletters, and website. Coordinate numerous functions related to publications development and distribution. Assist in creating new distribution channels for all publications. Complete other assignments as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
5 to 7 years of professional experience, preferably in journalism or communications.
Ability to handle multiple deadline-driven projects for varied platforms at once.
Strong interest in medical science and health-related topics.
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Familiarity with AP Style.
Commitment to confidentiality regarding patient and donor records and information.
Familiarity with Photoshop, InDesign, and elements of magazine design.
Experience working with the printing of an editorial publication.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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