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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy, is seeking an Editor, OT Practice to add to their team.  

POSITION SUMMARY

To manage and develop the scope and standard of editorial material appearing in OT Practice, both in print and online, focusing on adding value to the AOTA membership by providing readers with information that helps them to succeed professionally and reflects AOTA’s strategic goals, operational plan priorities, and overarching content strategy.    

POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES

§ Lead the digital transformation of OT Practice magazine from print first to include a robust online presence. Develop strategies for types of content posted online, and post articles and other online content on website. Ensure e-publishing platform optimizes visibility and engagement and supports a digital-first approach. Coordinate with Marketing and Creative Services department on e-mail promotions of OT Practice.

§ Solicit authors for features and departments, provide substantive edits and proofreading, track through review process using the tracking sheet, and manage the copyedit process to ensure quality and accuracy.

§ Ensure that each issue of OT Practice remains on schedule and within budget. Work with production manager and printer to create annual budget, and track budget items throughout the year. Ensure that all copyright forms are received. File copyright registration every quarter. Create the yearly OT Practice editorial calendar, ensuring that the practice areas and issues reflect AOTA’s strategic goals, operational plan priorities, overarching content strategy, and member interests.

§ Write monthly introductory letter from the Executive Director and Updates for each issue. Write other content, as necessary.

§ Coordinate with Marketing department to promote books, continuing education, and other AOTA content in connection with related articles in OT Practice.

§ Regularly report on key performance indicators (KPIs).

§ Ensure that Updates reflect news items submitted to the News email account.

§ Create the annual index of articles and move pdfs of past issues to the CommunOT archive at the end of each year.

§ Copyedit various articles/documents/sales ads as needed, including special OT Practice sections such as annual Buyer’s Guide and CE Directory, Annual Conference Exhibitor Pocket Guide, and other AOTA content.

§ Model the AOTA culture values throughout the workplace and employ them in all interactions with peers, managers, volunteers, members, and other stakeholders.

§ Engage innovative and creative solutions to problem solving and designing business solutions that advance the goals assigned to your role.

§ Exhibit an understanding of the needs and expectations of AOTA members, peers, and managers and strive to cultivate trust and respect with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

§ Demonstrate an evolving knowledge of business foresight along with the ability to integrate diverse perspectives.

§ Embrace diversity and work proactively with peers and leadership to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace.

§ Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

§ Bachelor's degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 6-10 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Association Management experience a plus.,.

§ Professional certification and/or American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is a plus.

§ Strong project management skills.

§ Strong attention to detail and a commitment to quality.

§ Ability to collaborate effectively by building relationships across all departments and levels and members.

§ Must demonstrate good judgement and mature business skills, a high level of organizational and time management skills, and flexibility in competently juggling competing priorities and changing expectations. 

§ Skilled in critical thinking, analysis, and determining project direction. 

§ Excellent written and oral communication skills.

§ The position exercises significant influence upon the actions or operations of others and has a significant impact on the activities of AOTA.  

§ Requires significant problem solving, judgment and/or innovative thinking to accomplish very broadly defined and/or technically complex responsibilities of the position. The work may involve the development of recommendations for the division/department goals and projects. Receives broad work direction and objectives. Broad latitude is given to determine approaches, procedures, and methodologies for accomplishing the work of self and others. Receives administrative review.

Core Competencies (All AOTA Staff):

·        Communication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media; conveys to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback and receives with respect and open mindedness. Keeps others informed as appropriate; demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

·        Planning and Organizing: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resources required; determines necessary sequence of activities needed to achieve goals in a complete and timely manner.

·        Process Management: Uses industry best practices to control and maintain effective business processes.

·        Customer/Member Focus: Makes internal and external colleagues/customers/members and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports and supervisors and management); gains customer/member trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer/member expectations.

·        Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments.

·        Ethics Knowledge: Possesses a clear understanding of the boundaries of acceptable activity within one’s sphere and acts to ensure that the organization’s interactions with outside organizations remain above reproach. Upholds organizational values.

·        Technologies: Keeps up with the evolution of technology as needed to address business needs.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to walk.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
  • Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).

WORK ENVIRONMENT (In Office)

  • The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate.

Full-time, Exempt Position

Salary: Commensurate with experience

SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Please E-mail resume and cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@aota.org

AOTA offers a generous benefits plan including sick leave and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. AOTA benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); short- and long-term disability plans transportation/parking subsidy, plus much more!

At AOTA, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. AOTA is committed to attaining a diverse workforce that is representative of the community. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 


The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy, is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 9, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Benefits

AOTA offers a generous benefits plan including sick leave and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. AOTA benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); short- and long-term disability plans transportation/parking subsidy, plus much more!

AOTA offers a generous benefits plan including sick leave and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. AOTA benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near North Bethesda, MD
Associated Location
6116 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
Suite 200

How to Apply

Please provide a writing sample as well with application.

Please provide a writing sample as well with application.

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