Provide senior leadership to ASTHO’s capacity building and product development portfolio. Oversee and manage a broad range of communications, editorial, and publishing initiatives, including issue briefs, infographics, reports, newsletters, podcasts, videos, blogs, etc. Coordinates with ASTHO’s grant-funded public health program teams to develop products and inform the organization’s content strategy.
Lead ASTHO’s capacity building portfolio, working with ASTHO’s public health program teams, content strategy team, and others on coordination and execution of program team deliverables and products.
Provides strategic direction on all editorial and design products.
Co-lead weekly content planning meetings with senior director of public relations, ensuring seamless transitions from product development to product promotion by the public relations team.
Work collaboratively with ASTHO finance team, content development, and public relations to ensure budgeting is aligned with products and services provided by communications team.
Lead ASTHO’s editorial and design functions, ensuring high-quality, visually appealing products and content.
Collaborate with ASTHO’s public relations team on promotion of ASTHO products.
Provides oversight on the development and design of public health materials and products, aligning with ASTHO’s capacity building framework.
Leads production and publishing of ASTHO’s Public Health Review Podcast, State Public Health Blog, videos, issue briefs, reports, written products, infographics, JPHMP journal submissions, etc.
Supports development of educational and meeting materials including microlearnings or training materials.
Lead ASTHO’s editorial review process; ensure timely copy editing, revising for grammar, style, and clarity for documents, reports, and publications; maintain ASTHO’s style guide and branding guidelines.
Manage ASTHO’s newsletters including content creation, dissemination, list growth and maintenance, and metrics.
Supports organizational content strategy and editorial calendar planning, working with senior leaders across teams to develop collaborative and efficient product workflows.
Manages and leads a team of communications professionals, including editors, content developers, and graphic designers.
Oversees ASTHO’s design work and enforce branding guidelines; oversee design products, working with external with graphic designers/public relations agencies/consultants, adhering to deadlines and budget.
Collaborates with cross-cutting teams and programmatic staff to ensure that the organization's internal and external communication strategy is aligned.
Ensures timely publishing of content.
Launches and supports ASTHO’s communications working group.
Trains and mentor’s staff; organizes brown bags on editorial, writing, or publishing topics.
Completes other duties, as assigned.
7+ years of experience in communications, print and digital publishing, or writing/editing.
Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or related field; master’s degree in public health, communications/public relations, preferred.
5+ years of management experience, preferred.
Experience leading communications or publishing team in fast-past environment.
Understands and stays up-to-date on industry trends.
Knowledge of AP style, Adobe Creative Suite, Informz email distribution platform.
Strong written and oral communication skills including professional presentation skills.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment, manage multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent time management, writing, copyediting, grammar, and organizational skills.