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Staff Writer/Editor (ASCO Daily News)

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American Society of Clinical Oncology | Alexandria, VA
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American Society of Clinical Oncology


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Published 22 days ago

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Are you interested in making a world of difference in cancer care?

 

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

 

Who we are:

ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking membership organization that operates in a results-oriented work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes over presence or time. This is an Alexandria, VA position that offers an excellent benefits package and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, visit www.asco.org/jobs.

 

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a highly motivated, deadline-driven writer/editor to create, coordinate, and edit content for ASCO’s thematic and annual meeting daily newspapers, working across all distribution channels including print and online.

 

What you will do:

  • Create content for the suite of ASCO Daily News publications, including long-form feature writing on general oncology topics impacting ASCO membership and articles on ASCO programs, initiatives, guidelines, and journals
  • Support the ASCO Daily News podcast program, including pitching topics, cultivating and interviewing sources, recording, and uploading to ASCO-approved channels and platforms
  • Provide general fact-checking and copy editing of articles, including physician-written content
  • Collaborate with the ASCO Daily News managing editor on content creation and develop a robust bank of potential sources
  • Provide editorial support during Daily News live coverage of various meetings including but not limited to four weekends of work per year
  • Travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting and provide newsroom support including writing, editing, proofreading, and other tasks as needed


What you will need in order to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications
  • 2 years of professional experience
  • Proficiency with proofreading marks
  • Proficiency with Chicago, AP, or AMA style guides
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work 5 to 7 weekends a year
  • Ability to travel to Chicago, IL for one week for ASCO’s Annual Meeting 

Are you interested in making a world of difference in cancer care?

 

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Location

2318 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314

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