Managing Editor, Health Progress

POSITION: Managing Editor, Health Progress
REPORTS TO: Editor, Health Progress
HOURS PER WEEK: 37.50 hours per week plus
Position Summary
This position manages the content, planning and production of CHA’s journal, Health
Progress (HP), working closely with both the Editor, Health Progress, and the graphic
Editing -- which can include rewriting -- and collaborating with authors to prepare stories
within production deadlines make up the majority of the managing editor's
responsibilities. The job is detail-specific and requires organization and careful attention
to smooth copy flow as the journal moves through its various stages before publication.
Some travel is required (approximately 5%).
 In-depth content and line editing of HP articles, endnotes, and department columns
to ensure readability and accuracy.
 Write headlines, subheads and prepare sidebars.
 Keep abreast of issues and trends in health care and Catholic Church.
 Maintain familiarity with AP style, the Chicago Manual of Style and several in-house
style sheets.
 Copyedit, proofread and correct pages and oversee work of external proofreaders.
Coordinate smooth operational production of 6 issues of HP each calendar year.
 Collaborate with editor of HP to pursue journal themes and meet deadlines
 Lay out pages and place advertisements, in collaboration with page designer and
other colleagues.
 Coordinate ads, review ad log and proofreads ads before publication
 Work with Digital Media Project Coordinator on HP social media posts
Experience: 5-7 years in editing and writing for a professional


Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Demonstrated knowledge of publishing procedures
plus advanced writing/editing/proofreading/ fact-checking
and rewriting skills. Professional and diplomatic demeanor.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to
build internal and external relationships, to work closely with
authors. Superior organizational skills with thorough
attention to detail. Strong sense of teamwork. Ability to
manage multiple tasks with competing priorities and to
anticipate obstacles. Exhibit flexibility and ownership of work
product. Understanding of Catholic teaching and of the

mission and goals of Catholic health care helpful. Basic
knowledge of print production procedures and terminology.
Intermediate Microsoft Word skills, and basic Outlook skills.
Requires learning basic InDesign skills.
Education/Certification: Minimum: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work
experience) in Journalism, English, Communications, or
related field.

The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) advances the Catholic
health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities. Comprised of
more than 600 hospitals, 1,600 long-term care, and other health facilities in all 50 states.
The Catholic health ministry is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the
nation. CHA is an Equal Opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and
a comprehensive benefits package. Consider joining our mission based organization by
sending a resume to
Internal job applications are available in Human Resources and may be found on the
CHA staff portal under forms. Internal applications will be accepted in Human

Resources through Tuesday, April 27, 2021.