American Heart Association Managing Editor (Waltham, MA) in Waltham, Massachusetts


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Managing Editor in our National Center office. This position will be located in Waltham, MA .

The Managing Editor is responsible for the coordination and efficient management of budget, staff, and activities for AHA’s professional scientific publishing vehicles. This entails coordination and oversight of these functions at the National Center, in the AHA’s Editorial Offices, and with external partners.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manage revenue and budget for established portfolio while identifying potential cost savings and revenue gains.

  • Facilitate journal manuscript flow at all stages of the peer review process until acceptance of manuscripts, through to the transfer of accepted articles to the publisher for print and electronic production while meeting all production schedule deadlines.

  • Direct, manage, and develop staff to meet the department and AHA goals

  • Management of project timelines, deadline compliance and effective communication and dissemination of both.

  • Establishing trusted relationships with volunteers including communication expectation building and anticipation of needs.

  • Strategically working with OSO, internal departments and affiliates to meet department goals and establish OSO as a leader in AHA.

  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers and volunteers.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Science, and/or other related field of study.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.

  • Strong knowledge of editorial development and peer review in scientific journal or book publishing.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.

  • Strong knowledge of and familiarity with computer-based tracking systems for editorial and project management, especially peer review management software.

  • Knowledge of web-based production, HTML coding, etc.

  • Ability to travel to meet with partner organizations, editors, and vendors.

  • Ability to meet and deal with all levels of AHA staff, volunteers, and senior management from other non-profit and for-profit organizations.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills.

  • Must have the ability to travel overnight up to 10%.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Requisition ID 2018-2993

Job Family Group Marketing & Communications

Job Category Science & Research