THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION (MUST LIVE IN AND BE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE USA OR CANADA)
PGP (The Public Good Projects) is seeking a Senior Editor to help execute the organization's editorial strategy, manage writers and freelancers, and edit content and news stories. Reporting to PGP’s Editor-in-chief, as the Senior Editor you will help set the agenda on how we write and report about public health topics for the general public.
The right candidate has impeccable editorial judgment, strong leadership skills, and likes working in a myriad of mediums and on different topics. You know how to conceptualize, assign, and edit everything from social media copy to newsletters to breaking news. You will manage a team of copywriters and reporters within the editorial department, while also collaborating with PGP’s research, web, communications, and influencer teams. Great organizational skills, superior attention to detail, and the ability to work quickly and change tasks throughout the day are a must; refined interpersonal and communication skills will help you excel. You’ll also bring a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and intellectual curiosity to the table.
This is a full-time, fully remote position that is eligible for benefits. Candidates must have the ability to work from their own home office.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
Specific duties include, but may not be limited to:
Write, edit, and top-edit content on an as-needed basis for a wide array of public health programs, including misinformation alerts, social media assets and copy, newsletters, trainings, webinars, web copy, and message banks.
Manage a team of associate editors, copywriters, and reporters, holding them accountable to deadlines and guiding their career development.
Coordinate with freelance copywriters on an as-needed basis, including hiring, establishing deadlines, editing, and communicating feedback.
Oversee the writing and editing of stories on our nonprofit health news site, Public Good News, from pitch to promotion.
Assist the Editor-in-chief in planning and coordinating editorial calendars for multiple health campaigns.
Evaluate finalized copy for compliance with policies, program goals, style, and tone.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or related field.
Minimum five years editing experience, preferably in digital journalism or public health.
Exceptional ability in copywriting, editing, and researching.
Minimum two years experience managing a team of writers.
Adept at editing on both a story and a line level.
Comfortability editing across a swath of health topics, from harm reduction to vaccines to reproductive health.
Knowledge of SEO, social media best practices, and CMS experience.
Highly organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, often switching from daily content to long-term assignments.
Outstanding communication skills.
Ability to edit in both English and Spanish preferred.
Knowledge of AP style preferred.
Demonstrated interest in public health preferred.
As a workplace, we pride ourselves on our progressive values and excellent benefits, and we strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender non-conforming to apply. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applicants must be eligible to work in either the United States or Canada.
We are a fully remote organization with employees spanning the country, so we come together, collaborate, and communicate through technology: Slack, Google Business, and Monday.com, amongst other platforms. This is a full-time, fully-remote position therefore candidates must have the ability to work from their own home office.
Our full-time benefits include health insurance, 12 holidays, unlimited paid time off, two percent retirement match, maternity/paternity leave, and more.
PGP (The Public Good Projects) is a public health nonprofit specialized in large-scale media monitoring programs, social and behavior change interventions, & cross-sector initiatives. PGP’s mission is to revolutionize public health communication, so that business and public sector programs have greater impact and communities are healthier. PGP’s programs and initiatives are evidence-based, tailored for particular populations, employ a collective impact model, and are scientifically evaluated.
PGP values diverse perspectives and is committed to building an inclusive workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or prior arrest history.
To learn more, visit: https://publicgoodprojects.org/