Reports to: Director of Information Services/CTSNet Executive Director
Type: Full Time
Solicits, copy-edits, organizes, and posts content (text, videos, and images) on www.CTSNet.org and related web properties (including social media channels). Works closely and collaboratively with other staff and the volunteer surgeon/allied health editorial team on a range of content-related matters. Helps develop and adapt workflows for posting a wide variety of material. Assists with the creation of blast e-mails for a range of populations. Writes original content as requested, codes occasionally in html, and performs some image/video manipulation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Solicit, copy-edit, and post CTSNet.org content, including videos and images.
Coordinate and participate in regular meetings with the other STS staff rendering management services for CTSNet, Inc. and the CTSNet editorial team to discuss CTSNet content, site enhancements, and key editorial initiatives.
Write original content in collaboration with staff and editorial team.
Assist with the writing of CTSNet weekly blast e-mails.
In collaboration with staff and the editorial team, regularly update CTSNet’s social media presences with news, images, videos, and job postings.
Coordinate CTSNet’s filming initiatives at major cardiothoracic surgery meetings.
Develop a strong familiarity with CTSNet’s individual contact database, and coordinate edits to information related to contacts and CTSNet Participating Organizations.
Work with Participating Organizations on content and blast e-mail opportunities outlined in the CTSNet Menu of Benefits.
Collaborate with Participating Organizations and other entities on the posting and promotion of meeting presentations.
Help create and configure online surveys.
Regularly gather statistics on the usage of CTSNet.org, CTSNet social media channels, and CTSNet blast e-mails for distribution to CTSNet leadership.
Assist with the regular auditing of the look, organization, and utility of CTSNet.org, and make recommendations for modifications and enhancements.
Assist with ongoing projects to enhance CTSNet’s web infrastructure.
Assist in staffing the CTSNet exhibit booth at major cardiothoracic surgery events as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, web-based publishing, or related field is required.
At least one year of experience in editorial and content development for a large website is required. Some knowledge of html and ability to utilize image and video-editing software is strongly desired. Familiarity with managing content in Drupal is preferred. Some background in association or other not-for-profit environment is ideal.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Some experience with video and image manipulation software
Excellence in organization, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential
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.
With a staff of 65+ employees, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is headquartered in Chicago and has another office in downtown Washington, DC. A team of dedicated professionals, the STS staff strives for excellence as they uphold the STS staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
The Society publishes a major peer reviewed journal, The Annals of Thorac...ic Surgery, provides innovative educational programming at its centerpiece Annual Meeting and in other forums, and is highly respected for its advocacy efforts in Washington. STS also is considered the national leader among medical societies of all sizes in the field of outcomes databases. Since its inception in 1989, more than 100 publications have come from the STS National Database (in the areas of Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic and Congenital Heart Surgery). These studies have been published in a variety of professional journals and textbooks. The Adult Cardiac Surgery Database component of the STS National Database has recently served as the basis for a federally funded national comparative effectiveness study, as well as for research in targeted areas of cardiac surgery.