Posted February 12, 2024

Associate Editor – American Academy of Pediatrics


Itasca, IL


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is seeking a mission driven associate editor with a strong AP Style background to write and edit content for "AAP News", "AAP News On Call", and other news publications. Contribute to member-facing social media platforms and assist with the planning and editing of member news communications.

Some tasks:
1. Research subject matter, identify topic experts, interview sources, write news and feature stories for "AAP News" print and online. Edit articles, columns, commentaries, and feature stories.
2. Oversee content management and editing of "AAP News On Call" email newsletter, track submitted content, analyze metrics, recommend updates to improve member engagement. Collaborate with public affairs for a strategic approach.
3. Collaborate to develop and guide member news social media strategy on new and existing platforms, create posts, manage content. Monitor performance, oversee ventures into new platforms, and training other staff as needed.
4. Collaborate to maintain the "" website.
5. Proofread "AAP News" magazine before it goes to press.
6. Oversee content and management of annual awards section.

1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required.
2. Three years’ related experience in editing, reporting, news writing, and publication production required, preferably for association publications, daily newspapers, or news magazines. Knowledge of AP style required. Experience writing on health-related topics and working in an association desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans; we value the strength diversity brings to our workplace. Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297.

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