Associate Editor, Cancer Today (FT, Philly)

Job Title:
Associate Editor, Cancer Today (American Association for Cancer Research)

Full Time, Philadelphia

Job Description:
Reports to: Executive Editor, Cancer Today
Department: Survivor and Patient Advocacy
Employment Status: Full-time/Exempt

Position Description and Responsibilities

Cancer Today Magazine:

  • Works with the editorial staff to develop the news and service sections of Cancer Today magazine.
  • Works with the editorial staff to develop stories and assemble contributors for these sections of the magazine.
  • Works with the editorial staff to determine the editorial line-up for these sections in each issue of Cancer Today.
  • Keeps up to date with activities, issues and concerns of the survivor and patient communities to ensure that Cancer Today is relevant to our readership.
  • Reviews the content of scientific journals and meetings for potential story ideas and special issue topics.
  • Attends scientific and advocacy meetings as required to identify stories, sources and topics of interest to CR’s readers.
  • Assigns articles to freelance writers and edits assigned articles.
  • Writes news stories and other content as required.
  • Prepares news and service sections for publication.
  • Works with the creative director’s design team to develop appropriate are for articles as required.
  • Writes, edits and performs other assignments at the request of the executive editor.


  • Works with the editorial staff to develop content and features for the Cancer Today website
  • Works with the executive editor and the Survivor and Patient Advocacy Administrative Manager.
  • Develops content and stories for the Survivors and Advocates section of the AACR website.
  • Writes articles and content for the websites as needed and assigns articles and content to freelance writers as required; edits freelance writers’ articles.
  • Updates the Cancer Today website with each issue of the magazine and as needed.
  • Develops and produces the monthly Cancer Today e-newsletter and e-blasts.
  • Writes, edits and performs other assignments at the request of the executive editor.

Position Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Five years professional consumer magazine or newspaper experience.
  • Ability to convey scientific and medical concepts accurately and engagingly in lay language.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and creative skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments at the same time.
  • Ability to work dependably as an integral part of a small editorial team.
  • Excellent understanding of biomedical Experience with website fundamentals, including ability to maintain, update and post new information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and other basic computer skills.
  • Understanding of publication layout, design and production.
  • Copy-editing and proof-reading skills.

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history) to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 40138
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fax: (215) 440-1045
Equal Opportunity Employer

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