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Editor in Chief, HPHM

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

53705BRAuto req ID:53705BRJob Code:CM0060 Editing Director Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Editor in Chief, Harvard Public Health MagazineSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (:060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required 10+ years of related experience required PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit writing samples -- including in-depth, long-form articles, examples of magazines, or other print materials that reflect editing skills and approaches. Additional Qualifications and Skills:Master's Degree is preferred Progressive professional experience as a journalist and/or editor specializing in public health, medicine, or science strongly preferred Experience in public health, medicine, or science is a strong plus Exceptionally strong writing and verbal communication skills preferred Experience working with a diverse group of writers and designers, to bring out the best in each, preferred Strong organizational skills and attention to detail preferred Experience producing the highest-quality written and edited copy under deadline pressure preferred A sense of humor and a team player preferred Additional Information:Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings. This position has a 180 day orientation and review period. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions. The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan Schools mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here (. Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country! Department:Office of CommunicationsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Job-Specific Responsibilities: The Editor-in-Chief is expected to work closely with the Chief Communications Officer, Director of the CHC, and the Director of the Division for Policy Translation and Leadership Development to develop overall strategy and assure synergistic implementation of the Schools communication portfolio.This can be an important and career-transformative job for a mid-career or senior journalist who would like to shape and grow a high-profile global public health and life sciences magazine with print (3 times per year) and monthly digital content. The Editor must expect to conduct a feasibility study to understand how to transform the existing magazine into a subscription and revenue generating product, and have the ability to set and lead others to achieve this audacious goal. For the right candidate, the School would allow the Editor to continue writing books and freelance articles, leveraging their connections to the mainstream global health and science journalism community (freelance, for example).Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Conduct a landscape analysis to determine the feasibility of shifting Harvard Public Health magazine to a potential revenue-generating subscription, and create and implement an actionable strategy based on findings Lead change management process in achieving the magazines new direction and related goals Engage and partner with internal colleagues, including the Director of the Center for Health Communication (CHC) and the Director of Division for Policy Translation and Leadership Development Maintain relationships with industry experts to stay current on trends and industry best practices Other duties as assigned PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit writing samples -- including in-depth, long-form articles, examples of magazines, or other print materials that reflect editing skills and approaches.PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it. School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: The Editor-in-Chief (Editor) of Harvard Public Health magazine oversees a national award-winning publication that, at present, comes out three times a year, both in print and online. The magazine is written for Public Health School graduates and the broader community built around the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The ideal candidate will have experience working overseas or dealing with global issues. The Editor will be a journalist with exceptionally strong writing, reporting, and editing skills, familiarity with digital journalism, and a talent for translating complex topics into clear and compelling prose. The Editor must set high standards for, and be a supportive mentor to, other staff members and freelancers who write, edit, and design for the magazine. They must be thoughtful, creative, insightful, and collaborative in all aspects of magazine production.The goal is to build its thought-leadership and excellence in global public health science reporting into a subscription-based magazine, both physical and digital, that would attract a broad subscription audience and paying advertisers, notably, an audience that is now clamoring for authentic and actionable global public health guidance in diverse areas including life sciences, infectious and chronic disease, climate/energy, health and human rights, business, social policy, as well as stories of how we will lead our daily lives in the months and years ahead. The position offers tremendous opportunity to engage with communities of academic experts, national and global governance leaders, and public and private sector influencers. The appointed Editor may also engage in activities of our Center for Health Communication (CHC), including serving as a mentor of visiting fellows.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Editor in Chief, HPHM, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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