Publishing Editor

Cancer Council NSW

About the job

Two great opportunities – permanent 3 days per week role AND a full-time contract role

About Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW (CCNSW) is a community-funded and community-focused not-for-profit. We are the largest cancer charity in NSW and our point of difference is that we work across every area of every cancer, from research right through to support.

CCNSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As we strive to represent the communities we serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups.

About the team

Based in our Woolloomooloo office, you will be joining our Cancer Information team, part of our wider Cancer Information and Support Services Division. As leaders in the provision of high-quality, evidence-based information for patients and their carers, this busy publishing team produces the Understanding Cancer series, which includes more than 60 print and digital information resources.

About the role

We are expanding our team of Publishing Editors and looking for someone to fill a new permanent part-time role. We also have an opportunity for a full-time position on a 12-month contract to backfill a team member on a secondment.

Working closely with all members of the Cancer Information team, you will research, review, write, edit and proofread printed and online information for people with cancer, their families and carers.

This important work helps ensure that people affected by cancer have access to up-to-date, credible, evidence-based information.

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Revise, update and edit content for the Understanding Cancer series of publications in collaboration with an in-house graphic designer
  • Research, develop and write new content for people affected by cancer
  • Adapt approved content for web, ebooks and other digital formats
  • Consult and liaise with consumers, health professionals and partner organisations to ensure that information is clear, comprehensive, accurate, up to date and of a high standard
  • Consult and liaise with representatives of all other state and territory Cancer Councils to ensure the information reflects a national consensus
  • Provide support to other team members, for example, by providing feedback, subediting or proofreading their work
  • Provide editorial support for other projects within Cancer Council, as required
  • Follow an in-house style guide and contribute to updating the style guide, as required

About You

With your experience comes maturity and confidence in your ability. We will value your exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as your experience in managing multiple stakeholders at all levels, including health professionals and consumers.

You will also need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in professional writing or editing, or extensive relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in writing, editing and proofreading health information for consumers
  • Demonstrated experience in researching complex medical information using a range of sources (e.g. books, internet, journal articles, interviews) and translating it into plain English
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills, including meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and both receive and provide constructive editorial feedback
  • Knowledge of print design and layout principles, and experience working with designers and illustrators
  • Knowledge of InDesign and WordPress, or demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly
  • Knowledge and experience in developing content for websites
  • Demonstrated experience managing simultaneous projects and meeting deadline.

About the Benefits

  • Work for purpose and know that your work fosters an engaged, diverse and culturally aware organisation
  • Access to flexible work arrangements including a balanced approach to WFH and office
  • Generous salary packaging options that can increase your take-home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year
  • Additional performance-based leave available
  • Discounts available for everyday expenses such as private health, retail and fitness
  • Recognised for Voice Project’s 2021 “Best Workplace” Award

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Applications close midnight Sunday 19 September 2021.

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