Wolters Kluwer Senior Associate Editor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

To reduce the variability that stands in the way of effective care, Wolters Kluwer Health solutions deliver clarity when and where it matters most. Our trusted medical evidence and technology solutions engage clinicians, patients, students, researchers, and the next generation of healthcare providers to drive more effective decisions and consistent outcomes across the continuum of care. Our proven solutions include learning and research, advanced clinical decision support, patient engagement, surveillance solutions and more. Learn more at www.wolterskluwer.com/health.

Overview of the Role

The Senior Associate Editor is responsible for preparing accepted manuscripts for publication in monthly and bi-monthly journals; editing continuing education and feature articles as well as departments, which often requires substantial rewriting, reorganizing, and fact-checking; consulting with the Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Director, as well as team members; conducting extensive online research on clinical issues and other topics of interest to nurses; and working closely with authors. This editor is not only an impeccable writer, editor, and communicator but also is patient and diplomatic with authors.

This role reports to our Philadelphia PA office.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Editorial

  • Acquisition, copyedit, write/rewrite articles, as assigned in accordance with the journal production schedule, ie: monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, etc.

  • Create attention-getting headlines, captions, callouts, and coverlines.

  • Review industry journals, newspapers, and websites weekly to identify newsworthy articles and article topics of interest.

  • Research, conduct interviews, and write or compile regular departments and features, as assigned and in accordance with the journal production schedule.

  • Proofread article PDFs for print and online formats throughout the production cycle.

  • Arrange for photographs, clinical charts/graphics, and other artwork to support articles.

  • Write and/or post news and updates to the journal website(s) two times per month, at minimum.

  • Work independently and take initiative on assigned editorial tasks.

  • Communication

  • Establish regular, face-to-face contact with Editorial Director meeting weekly to discuss editorial schedule and prioritizing workload as necessary.

  • Respond to calls and emails from outside sources, involving Editorial Director when needed.

  • Build professional rapport with assigned columnists and article authors.

  • Foster relationships and communicate with Editorial Director and outside Editors to become familiar with journal subject matter.

  • Work closely with design and production team(s) to ensure that journals maintain a fresh look and current content.

  • Route permissions and ad sales requests, as appropriate.

  • Digital Support

  • Receive eJP training and become adept at journal website administration.

  • Maintain journal website(s), ensuring they are up to date and make changes as instructed by Editorial Director.

  • Update journal websites and social media platforms with rich media (podcasts and videos) a minimum of 6 times annually.

  • Write monthly, bimonthly, or weekly e-newsletters to drive traffic to journal websites.

  • Regularly contribute to social media strategy and blogs weekly.

  • Conference attendance

  • Attend meetings for journals in person or by phone as determined in advance by Editorial Director or Publisher.

  • Participate in Editorial Board meetings and other journal meetings as applicable.

  • Attend 1 to 3 professional conferences annually and maximize time at each.

  • § Reviewing exhibits and competition on floor.

  • § Meet with key opinion leaders to acquisition articles and conduct interviews in accordance with editorial calendar.

  • § Attend Keynote address, general and breakout sessions, and poster exhibits to strengthen subject matter expertise.

  • § Contribute to trip reports, as needed.

  • § Staff booth during professional meetings, including set up and dismantling.

  • Administration

  • Prepare editorial "highlights" in advance of each upcoming issue, as needed, and distribute as appropriate.

  • Monitor website and e-newsletter analytics monthly.

  • Juggle multiple deadlines in accordance with journal production schedules.

Other Duties

Perform other job functions as assigned by the Editorial Director or Publisher. Expected to work independently, take initiative and ownership of journal tasks, and require minimal supervision.

Education: BA English/Journalism, or related field

Experience: 4 to 6 years in a publishing environment (medical or related field a plus)

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications: MS Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, SEO and social media platforms

Travel requirements: 2-3 related conferences per year


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled