Copy Manager

American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA) isthe nation's largest professional Association of physicians and a non-profit organization. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation. To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

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Position Details

Copy Manager
Chicago Illinois
Chicago (Hybrid), IL

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago for a Copy Manager on our Professional Satisfaction team. This is a hybrid position reporting into our Chicago, IL office, requiring 8 days a month in the office.

As a Copy Manager you will serves as the lead copywriter/copyeditor for the AMA STEPS Forward® content including educational playbooks, toolkits, success stories, and other digital content projects across the Professional Satisfaction & Practice Sustainability (PS2) business unit. Manages multiple content projects through execution. Oversees the execution of special projects from conception through launch. Makes content decisions consistent with the AMA STEPS Forward brand identity and overarching strategy. Manages project deadlines, meets with clients/vendors, and makes smart decisions as part of a team.



  • Implement/execute all messaging and copy development as assigned, including concepting, copy development and presentation of concept statements, final messaging/copy, copyediting, proofreading, etc. 
  • Develop and deliver solutions that enhance overall positioning and strategic direction of the AMA STEPS Forward program by helping to craft and successfully extend various strategies and initiatives across all content opportunities (print collateral, print and digital advertising, video, web, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the content strategy team to ensure all requested copyedits are made on final layouts
  • Maintain a solid awareness of shifting language, perspectives, business tactics, advocacy or policy developments, etc., across the AMA

Project Management

  • Work collaboratively with the PS2 Content Strategy, Practice Satisfaction, Practice Transformation, and Digital Health teams to understand team and project requirements 
  • Assist in planning and participate in content input and brainstorming meetings, as well as provide additional guidance and content team perspective throughout a project’s life

Content Strategy Team

  • Promote a continually improving content environment and actively contributes to a culture of excellence and innovation by staying current on hot topics in physician well-being and content strategy best practices. 
  • Mentor and helps to train others on content strategy team and/or at business-unit level as necessary; helps to update, maintain, and promote department’s internal resources and knowledge base (style guidelines, brand and campaign oversight, guidance on populating the CST intake form, etc.)

May include other responsibilities as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Public Relations Integrated Marketing Communications or related discipline required; master’s degree in related field desirable 
  2. Minimum five to seven years of writing and editing experience in medical writing, advertising, public relations, integrated marketing communications (that includes at least five years of high-level writing/editing experience), or related field required 
  3. Experience in managing the content development process, concepting, physician relationships, enhancing interaction and leading individuals and projects required 
  4. Project coordination/management skills and desire to manage multiple programs and projects with competing deadlines sometimes utilizing non-reporting or external staff 
  5. Must be fluent in AP style and able to learn and apply AMA STEPS Forward and AMA style and brand standards 
  6. Ability to write long form educational content and short promotional copy 
  7. Strong logic, reasoning and problem-solving skills with solid research and fact-checking capabilities 
  8. Skilled at performing collaboratively in a matrixed, team environment while being a strong individual contributor 
  9. Ability to skillfully direct others when necessary AMA’s safety and policy protocols require proof of full vaccination against COVID19 for employment at AMA (including booster when eligible). 
  10. Employees may apply for a religious or medical exemption from getting the vaccine.

The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

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