AORN, Inc. Associate Editor in Denver, Colorado

If you're a tenacious reporter, a great phone interviewer and a giftedwriter and have the clips to prove it we want to hear from you!AORN has an Associate Editor opening in our Outpatient Surgery Division,located in Malvern, Pennsylvania.Overview:Outpatient Surgery is a practical, how-to monthly magazine read by thenurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists who work in hospitals, freestandingambulatory surgery centers and physicians' offices. We are looking for atalented newspaper reporter or magazine editor to join our talented staff atour beautiful offices in suburban Philadelphia.Position Summary:The Associate Editor is responsible for planning and ghostwriting featurearticles and departments for Outpatient Surgery Magazine and for writing newsstories for Outpatient Surgery's weekly e-mail newsletter and daily newsalerts. The Associate Editor provides exceptional reporting by identifying andseeking out subject matter experts and clinical practitioners in theambulatory surgery field, interviewing them by phone, and ghostwritingpractical, how-to articles and informative news stories to ensure OutpatientSurgery Magazine is the most widely ready magazine in the ambulatory surgerybusiness industry.Duties and Responsibilities: Plans for the drafting of monthly magazine's feature articles,supplements, news stories and weekly e-mail newsletter and daily news alertsto ensure deadlines are met. Sources and identifies subject matter experts for magazine's assignedfeature article topics and schedules phone interviews to gather information. Using expert reporting skills, ghostwrites practical, compelling"how-to" articles, based on information obtained from interviews withsubject matter experts. Adheres to Outpatient Surgery Magazine's conversational writing styleand ensures ghostwritten articles accurately reflect and clearly conveysubject matter experts' thoughts, perspectives, and experiences. Based on Director of Publishing's editorial review, makes requestededits to articles as needed. Reports on breaking news as needed using the company's website. Writes other smaller 1- or 2-page departments based on informationgathered through interviews with doctors and nurses. Proofreads content. Other duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, or related field. Minimum two years experience working for a newspaper, magazine, ortrade publication as a reporter and/or writer.Preferred Qualifications: Masters in Journalism preferred. Experience working in the healthcare and/or surgical industry preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Proficiency with MS Word, Quark, and other similar technology/software Excellent listening skills Ability to extract key information and points from interviews; strongnote-taking skills Strong reporting and conversational-style writing skills Resourceful with researching and seeking out subject matter experts Tenacity and persistence to call upon subject matter experts and compelthem to be interviewed Attention to detail and strong editing skills Good interpersonal skills and ability to quickly build rapport withdoctors and nurses who are called upon for interviews Ability to multi-task and work on multiple competing assignment deadlinesat once Strong organization skills Self-directed and able to work independently with little supervision orguidance Ability to demonstrate and hold others accountable for organizational