Summary: The director of communications will function as a primary leader of ASTHO’s editorial portfolio. They will bring strategic planning and a track record of content innovation to the organization while guiding a team of communications professionals.
Serves as the organization’s principal editorial strategist, ensuring excellence in all written communications. Content formats include, but are not limited to, briefs, reports, newsletters, toolkits, email campaigns, and infographics.
Collaborates with ASTHO’s grant-funded teams as an in-house publications expert. Consults with program leaders on content options, best practices, and opportunities for innovation.
Oversees publication production, including design, layout, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines, organizational branding, and budget requirements.
Leads production, distribution, and strategy for all ASTHO newsletters.
Strategizes with graphic designers to create visually compelling products that adhere with ASTHO’s branding standards.
Shapes and co-leads ASTHO’s communication workgroup. Helps programmatic teams understand trends in communication and content strategy.
Manages and updates organizational style guide as needed. Trains staff on use of style guide.
Assesses publication trends and ensures ASTHO utilizes emerging tools and platforms. Consults with the Senior Director of Content Development and Communications to analyze ASTHO’s content offerings and identify enhancement opportunities.
Develops project checklists and review schedules, utilizing project management platforms to guarantee timely completion of deliverables.
Identifies opportunities for increased creative collaboration across teams.
Supports development of multimedia content, including videos, podcasts, and social media materials, as needed.
5+ years of experience managing an editorial portfolio. Experience in health communications strongly preferred.
At least two years of direct management experience.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, English, or another related field. Master’s degree in public health, communications, or public relations a plus.
Portfolio of published work available for presentation during the interview process.
Excellent time management, writing, copyediting, and organizational skills.
Strong leadership and project management skills. Demonstrated strengths in innovation and process improvement.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment, manage multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
Experience working in a public relations agency or for a membership association preferred.