Deadline: May 27, 2016

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Associate Editor – Ethics

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest professional association of physicians, has a dynamic opportunity for the right individual.  You will assist in the development and editing of AMA Journal of Ethics (AMA JOE), and take the lead in promoting AMA JOE through strategic social media and multimedia to maximize journal content engagement among students, clinicians, educators, professional bioethicists, and health care leaders with AMA JOE’s website and online, open access, advertisement-free content.


1. Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred, with specialization in bioethics, philosophy, journalism, humanities, or related field.

2. At least 2 years’ experience in editing required.

3. Knowledge and understanding of social media channels and their respective audiences (most notably: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, for example) and how they can be leveraged to reach and engage AMA JOE target audiences.

4. Proficiency in social media monitoring tools and analytics platforms. Experience with Google Analytics preferred.

5. Strong interpersonal skills needed, including relationship building and maintenance skills.

6. Demonstrated ability to function in a high-performance, team environment.

7. Superior written and oral communication skills required.

8. Strong analytic and critical thinking skills.

9. Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

10. Effective project management and coordination skills.

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance. The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.  

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.

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