The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking an editor to manage the content and editorial development of our HealthyChildren.org Español website. This site provides up-to-the-minute pediatric health information created to educate parents on a variety of topics. This position requires fluency in Spanish, both oral and written, and able to translate from English to Spanish and vice versa.
Some tasks include: 1. Implement daily content updates, monitor functionality, usability, editorial quality, and governance to support the organizational and editorial plan for the website. Collaborate with the appropriate AAP staff on overall planning for website content. 2. Work with AAP staff to develop and translate new and revised HealthyChildren.org content. Edit, proofread, and ensure externally translated content adheres to website style guidelines, is culturally relevant, is presented at appropriate reading and literacy levels, and contains links to Spanish information. 3. Build and approve Spanish-language articles in the website’s content management system (CMS). Maintain site map, image gallery, and other lists and databases necessary for the ongoing functionality of the site. 4. Employ search engine optimization (SEO) best practices to increase reach to Hispanic audiences. Lead website enhancement projects related to cultural relevancy and increased personalization features. 5. Work with HealthyChildren.org staff to regularly assess and prioritize the enhancement, editing, and potential reformatting of existing content. Participate in site enhancement projects with staff and external agencies related to multilingual publishing experience, increased, responsive design, SEO, and CMS upgrades. 6. Develop newsletters and other electronic communications for registered users and other constituents of HealthyChildren.org Español, as needed. 7. Provide Spanish language support with the creation of public service announcements, scripts, and media requests and infographics. 8. Support the implementation of the social media strategy for HealthyChildren.org to drive readership and increase audience engagement. Draft and schedule social media posts across channels as needed and use data to understand audience interests. Create and edit graphics for use on social channels as needed. 9. Identify and work with the HealthyChildren.org Español authors and technical reviewers to approve new and updated content, route materials, and incorporate changes into manuscripts and drafts of new content as directed. 10. Monitor site traffic using appropriate analytics and tools and generate reports as needed on overall site traffic as well as content-specific or sponsored site traffic. 11. Attend committee meetings, editorial meetings, and conferences as assigned.
Qualifications needed: 1. Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, marketing, or communications, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. 2. At least three years’ related experience maintaining website content required, including writing and editing content; ensuring adherence to website style guidelines; and monitoring and analyzing site traffic, preferably with an emphasis on consumer health information and/or patient education. Experience reaching or marketing to a Hispanic audience required; familiarity with electronic publishing processes, social media platforms, content management systems and technologies, and experience collaborating with authors and medical professionals strongly preferred. 3. Must be fluent in Spanish, both oral and written, and able to translate from English to Spanish and vice versa. Excellent writing, organizational, communication, project management, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills required. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, web applications, and internet technologies, and the ability to learn and apply new technologies. Must be detail-oriented, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, take initiative, work both independently and as part of a team, and effectively collaborate with various internal and external constituents. Familiarity with medical terminology preferred. Some travel and evening/weekend work required.
COVID update: The AAP is temporarily working remotely, however, all employees must have a permanent residence within IL, IN, or WI from their first day of employment. Once the AAP returns to normal operations, this position will work onsite at our Itasca, IL location.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.
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.
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.