Digital Editorial Coordinator

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You are known for being highly organized, resourceful, collaborative and reliable. You enjoy working hard, pitching in to help others, taking a task from start to finish, while finding innovative solutions to problems. You are digitally-savvy, organized, efficient and deadline driven. You care deeply about medical education, and you want to share that passion in enhancing the appeal of our journals and websites, to increase usage and reader satisfaction. You are a team player and use your stellar communication skills to build rapport with those you partner with.

If this sounds like you, please read on!  

The Digital Editorial Coordinator performs administrative, organizational, planning, and editorial tasks for the Academy’s publications with focus on the Academy’s journals and the Annual Meeting abstracts and ePosters platform. These tasks require intensive knowledge of digital publication standards and procedures, the abilities to implement digital content using the Academy’s and publishing partners’ Web content management system, building and adhering to a regular schedule of content deployment, and participation in the development of new digital projects.

Assumes responsibility for the journals websites (currently JAAOS and JAAOS Global), both on Academy’s websites and as requested on the publishing partner’s websites (liaises with the publishing partner and performs tasks as needed). Specifically, curates timely and accurate information about members of the Board of Directors, the journals’ editorial board members, and staff listings. Reviews and updates submission information, calls for papers, and other content as needed. Coordinates the selection of articles and figures for the journals’ semi-monthly content carousel feature. Works with the director, internal stakeholders, publishing partner and outside consultant as needed on enhancing the Web-presence and digital appeal of the journals to increase usage and reader satisfaction through regular updates and upgrades.

Assumes responsibility for the Annual Meeting abstracts and ePosters platform, both its linking from the Academy’s websites and as administrator as requested on the publishing partner’s websites (liaises with the publishing partner and performs tasks as needed). Specifically, liaises with Annual Meeting staff on workflow and schedules of paper abstract and ePoster submissions to the publishing partner’s platform. Reviews and updates submission information and other content as needed. Works with the director, internal stakeholders, and publishing partner as needed to increase usage and reader satisfaction through regular updates and upgrades.

Participates in meetings and conference calls with publishing partners and Academy staff to communicate department processes to key stakeholders. Makes suggestions for areas of improvement to achieve efficient and consistent digital content workflows with focus on the journals’ digital presence. Assists the director in liaising with Annual Meeting and public relations staff as needed.

Assists in planning and implementation of new digital projects with in-house staff and outside vendors as needed. Helps coordinate the journal’s webinars, podcasts, and blogs.

Assists Director in limited administrative functions as needed.





  • High school diploma plus at least two years college
  • Familiarity with WordPress or Episerver, webinars, blogs, podcasts, social media, website platforms, publishing content management systems and backend functionality, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • 2-5 years publishing experience in administrative, editorial, or production environment.
  • Strong organizational and human relations skills.


  • Minimum of 1-year experience in Web and print journalism

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Location: Rosemont, IL
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