The Joint Commission

Board Editorial Specialist

Job Locations US-IL-Oakbrook Terrace
Job ID
# of Openings


Key member of the editorial team supporting activities related to the operations and functions of the Joint Commission and affiliate boards and 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 enterprise staff and officers in developing meeting materials. Ensures that meetings and other events supported by BAMM run smoothly by attending to all in-room or virtual details, including audio-visual components. Writes in-depth meeting minutes and summaries on complex healthcare 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 healthcare 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 enterprise staff and officers with respect to meetings and development and distribution of agenda materials for the boards, 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 and affiliate board, committee, and advisory group activities, including tracking advisory group appointments.
  4. Reviews, analyzes, and responds to correspondence relating to the Joint Commission and affiliate boards, committees, and 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. Knowledge of the Joint Commission’s policies and procedures is preferred.
  5. Working knowledge of virtual meeting platforms and experience with intranet site authoring tools, Adobe InDesign, and/or data collection and analysis are 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.





Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.