Reports to: Associate Executive Director/CTSNet Executive Director
Type: Full Time
Handle a broad range of editorial and management responsibilities for CTSNet, Inc., including supervising STS staff dedicated to CTSNet and managing the daily operations of CTSNet.org and related web properties, in a manner consistent with CTSNet’s mission, vision, core values, and current Strategic Plan.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Regularly communicate with the CTSNet Editor and other members of the editorial team on CTSNet editorial matters.
Regularly communicate with the CTSNet Executive Director on day-to-day business operations and procedures.
Assist with CTSNet financial and budget planning.
Manage CTSNet staff dedicated to securing revenue for the organization via sponsorships, advertising, participation in CTSNet, and other avenues.
Oversee all aspects of the CTSNet video/article submission, review, and posting process.
Manage CTSNet’s content generation and live streaming activities.
Identify important news stories and journal articles for potential dissemination via CTSNet.org.
Manage CTSNet’s social media strategy in collaboration with the editorial and staff teams.
Edit, copy-edit, and post-CTSNet content submissions in collaboration with the surgeon editorial and staff teams.
Contribute articles on cardiothoracic surgery topics for publication on CTSNet.org.
Track necessary and desired enhancements to CTSNet.org and related web properties, and work with staff and vendors on system improvements.
Oversee the generation of reports and statistics on the usage of CTSNet.org and related web properties.
Stay abreast of and keep CTSNet leadership and the editorial team informed on trends and best practices in the medical publishing community, and especially in the online medical publishing world.
Serve as the staff liaison to the editorial team.
Assist with the development of agenda materials and the generation of documents associated with CTSNet Board of Directors meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, life sciences, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Preferably a minimum of five years’ experience in a management role within medical/scientific publishing, preferably for an electronic publication. Supervisory experience highly desired. Familiarity with a variety of web technologies, and especially website content management software, strongly preferred. Association work experience desired.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Ability to lead and direct staff
A keen instinct for newsworthy material
Familiarity with the AMA Manual of Style and Scientific Style and Format
Outstanding copy-editing skills, and impeccable attention to detail
Demonstrated excellence in organization, planning, and follow-through
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
Familiarity and proficiency with web-based software
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to adhere to deadlines
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and volunteer leaders; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
About The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
With a staff of 65+ dedicated employees, STS is headquartered in Chicago’s Streeterville area with another office in downtown Washington, DC. The STS staff strives for excellence, while upholding the staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
Through the STS National Database, the Society has demonstrated its leadership in collecting and analyzing surgical outcomes data in order to improve patient treatments, quality of life, and long-term health.