Aug 20, 2020

Digital Content Editor

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Itasca, IL, USA
Full-Time Design Media - General Media - Journalism Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

Grant-funded, Full Benefits

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a strong editor to support and implement content strategies for pediatrician audiences including publishing and managing digital web content on This position will coordinate and manage web/digital content development activities for the “Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Pediatric Care” grant, and collaborate with staff, federal partners, and programmatic partners to support the implementation of grant activities related to web/digital content development.

Some tasks include:
1. Manage the publishing of new and updated content for according to the editorial plan for the site as well as goals and objectives and deliverables for campaigns, grants or sponsorships.
2. Proofread and copyedit content to ensure it adheres to website style guidelines, develop publishing/revision schedules and workflows.
3. Solicit feedback and participation in content development and revisions from AAP committees, councils and sections and/or staff teams, as needed, to ensure content remains fresh.
4. Identify technical reviewers, route materials, and incorporate changes into web content drafts for new and revised content as directed.
5. Support the maintenance of site maps, editorial calendars, image galleries, workflows and other lists and databases necessary for the on-going functionality of the website.
6. Monitor grant-related site/platform traffic and performance using appropriate analytics and tools and generate reports as needed on content reach and impact.
7. Respond to and troubleshoot website issues and work with website Managing Editor to solve technical issues in displaying content.
8. Attend team meetings, editorial meetings, and conferences as assigned.

Qualifications needed:
1. Bachelor’s degree in English, digital media, communications, journalism, or related field required or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.
2. Three years’ related experience in website content management and digital content development, including writing, editing, and proofreading, preferably with an emphasis on health information. Experience working with authors and/or medical professionals and familiarity with medical terminology, website publishing processes, and technologies as well as digital communications required.
3. Excellent organizational, communication, project management, and proofreading skills required. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with Web applications and internet technology, and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; familiarity with content management systems (CMS), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) principles, basic coding experience (HTML, XML, CSS), and knowledge of Google Analytics preferred. Must be detail-oriented, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, take initiative, and collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents. Some travel and weekend work required.

To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.


Digital Content Development,   Editing & Proofreading,   Journalism  



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