Board Editorial Specialist

Joint Commission


The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission’s comprehensive process evaluates an organization’s compliance with these standards and other accreditation or certification requirements. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. (Laboratories must be surveyed every two years.)

Position Details

Board Editorial Specialist
Northern Illinois
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Key member of the editorial team supporting activities related to the operations and functions of the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners and its Committees and Joint Commission advisory groups and panels in a highly reliable, professional, and collaborative manner. Prepares meeting agenda books by working closely with Joint Commission staff and officers in developing meeting materials. Ensures that meetings and other events supported by BAMM run smoothly by attending to all in-room details, including audio-visual components. Writes in-depth meeting minutes and summaries on complex health care issues. Works on a team to coordinate special interdepartmental projects related to Board activities and the advisory groups. Manages resources and activities in an effective and efficient manner to achieve performance goals for the Department of Board Activities and Meeting Management. Has a strong interest in health care issues and meets the performance expectations for the Board Editorial Specialist position.


  1. Attends and staffs Board, Committee, and advisory group and panel meetings and other events. Writes minutes and summaries that succinctly describe the issues, discussion, and actions taken and completes such in a timely manner with the goal of minimal required revisions. 
  2. Works with Joint Commission staff and officers with respect to meetings and development and distribution of agenda materials for the Board, Committees, advisory groups, and other events. Develops agenda books, assuring the accuracy and timeliness of all materials, and serves as an administrator for the Board portal. Routinely interacts with Board, Committee, and advisory group members with the goal that their content and meeting needs are met or exceeded. 
  3. Serves as a key point of contact in BAMM regarding Joint Commission Board, Committee, and advisory group activities, including tracking advisory group appointments. 
  4. Reviews, analyzes, and responds to correspondence relating to the Joint Commission Board, its Committees, and the advisory groups. 
  5. Works on a team in the planning and implementation of national summits and forums related to issues of importance to the organization’s mission. 
  6. Conducts historical research on Board and Committee issues. Maintains compendium of Board actions for historical purposes. 
  7. Champions the use of Robust Process Improvement® RPI® tools to coordinate departmental process improvement efforts. 
  8. Other projects, as assigned.


  1. Excellent writing skills, with work products that are concise, complete, accurate, and grammatically correct. 
  2. Analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and team skills are required. Ability to manage projects, multi-task, and meet strict deadlines. 
  3. Experience and/or strong interest in health care. 
  4. Experience with planning and executing meeting logistics, such as creating and tracking meeting registration and managing hotel room blocks, is a plus.


  • A bachelor’s degree required 
  • 3-5 years of editorial background or experience in policy and administration, public relations, public policy, association management, or another field in which the candidate has demonstrated excellent writing skills.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. The description is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities, and working conditions associated with this position. All requirements are subject to possible modification and reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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