• Editorial Assistant

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/29/2018 3:53 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Communications and Marketing
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    The Editorial and Content Strategy team is seeking a talented Editorial Assistant to join their Communications Department. You will provide editorial, production, and administrative support to the Vice President of Editorial & Content Strategy and the staff of writers, editors, and producers for multiple platforms including digital, print and multimedia. As an Editorial Assistant, you will lead regular copyediting support and collaborate across all editorial function areas including creative, design and multimedia.


    Are you a self-starter with keen attention to detail who thrives under pressure and tight deadlines? We are an ambitious, creative and award-winning team of writers, producers and editors who pride themselves on creating memorable and impactful content for a variety of different audiences. You will also be mentored by a close team of colleagues who feel passionately about collaboration and growth, and who care deeply about storytelling.


    You will:

    • Provide general editorial project support, to include creating presentation materials, developing project timelines and coordinating project plans. Schedules meetings connected to various projects in which the editorial team is involved. Creates and distributes project meeting summaries and relevant data to partners across Communications & Marketing.
    • Support leading editors throughout all stages of the editorial production process, for both print and digital. Tasks include fact checking, copyediting, and producing digital content using Drupal CMS.
    • Coordinate with partners across MSK to gather relevant content for MSKCC.org and special editorial projects (MSK News, Annual Report, CancerSmart Events). Runs and maintains large-scale distribution lists for all editorial print publications. Participates actively in team meetings and where possible contributes original story ideas for the website and special projects.
    • Track faculty appointments, promotions, and departures, and assists in the writing, editing, and publishing of physician profiles on MSKCC.org.
    • Provide routine administrative support to the VP of Editorial, including maintaining electronic files, calendar/meeting management, and answering phones. Contributes to general office management, including answering main phone line and general email queries to Public Affairs. Leads the PO process for editorial vendors and handles all related documents.

    You are:

    • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
    • A good decision-maker, with shown success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Willing to take action and eager to adopt new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
    • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
    • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
    • An effective communicator, capable of resolving how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
    • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles.
    • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations.

    You have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree plus 2-4 years’ experience in Communication, writing or similar.
    • Proven skills writing/editing content for the web and familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
    • General understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS), Drupal or similar.
    • Experience working in a large multi-dimensional organization, higher education or healthcare preferred



    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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