ACEP ID:

Senior Manager, Educational Publishing

DEPARTMENT

Educational Products

BASIC FUNCTION

Manages the development, production, and delivery of dynamic and compelling educational publications in print, digital and other emerging formats. Provides project management, editing, layout and product ownership for assigned publishing activities. Supervises educational publications staff.

 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages the development of new titles to support member needs, evaluates the College’s publication portfolios, and identifies opportunities to partner with publishers and other third parties.

  2. Assists with the development of a digital publication strategy including the development of processes, procedures, and the opportunities for new publications and digitalization of current, traditional publications.

  3. Manages the work of contributors, staff, contractors, and vendors in the development and production of educational publications, to include working with authors and editors to plan content; contracting with authors, editors, reviewers, contractors, and vendors; developing schedules; monitoring workflow; adhering to budget and quality standards; supervising the work of staff, contractors, and vendors; and implementing publication launches.

  4. Assists with the development, implementation, and assessment of Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine’s’ long-term and short-term goals to include editing, evaluation, and delivery.

  5. Oversees the subscription management processes and fulfillment, monitoring new subscriptions, retention of existing subscribers, identifying new audiences for products and meeting sales projections.

  6. Collaborates with marketing to promote educational publications, to include responding to market trends; analyzing competing products; identifying key marketing opportunities; writing copy as needed; implementing and evaluating promotions; monitoring subscription renewal strategies; representing publications at events; and enhancing ACEP’s visibility.

  7. Works with Technology Services and other educational products staff to manage the ACEP Store, the College’s universal educational product digital catalog and e-commerce platform. Seeks opportunities to improve the customer experience and to increase sales revenue, feature relevant educational products from authors, publishers and internal ACEP work groups (ie: sections, committees, and others). Serves a project lead for the ACEP Store exhibit space at appropriate live and virtual conferences, including the annual ACEP Scientific Assembly.

  8. Manages ACEP’s Open Book e-reader and publishing platform through Hurix/Kitaboo.

  9. Ensures ACEP products are appropriately represented on Amazon and other online marketplaces, meeting fulfillment and sales objectives.

  10. Manages ACEP’s relationships with publishers and others for developing royalty partnerships, preferred member pricing, and retail/wholesale opportunities.

  11. Serves as staff liaison to the ACEP Publications Subcommittee, including utilizing findings from  the annual educational needs assessment, ACEP strategic plan and committee objectives to guide the committee’s contributions to the Education Steering Committee.

  12. Develops and regularly monitors departmental budgets, product inventory, sales reports, cost of goods sold, and return on investment for publications.

  13. Serves as a resource to all ACEP staff to support best practices in publishing, sharing insights and trends, and supporting the overall educational content strategy across the College.

  14. Attends educational products, educational technologies, digital publishing, innovation and similarly focused conferences and other industry events, and findings were researched and implemented as appropriate.  Membership is maintained in appropriate publishing and educational organizations.

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Relationships and Contacts

Reports to:

Director, Educational Products and Technology

Supervises:

Assistant Editor, Educational Products

Internal Contacts:

Finance; Member Communications and Marketing; Staff Services; Technology Services; Clinical Affairs; Educational Meetings; Corporate Development; Member and Customer Service; Quality; Staff Services; Section Liaisons, Managed Organizations

External Contacts:

Members, committee leaders, authors, editorial board members; editors; printers; graphic artists; section leaders; subscribers; publishers; third-party editors, indexers, proofreaders, project managers, application developers; vendors

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or a related field or equivalent related experience

  2. Three-five years’ experience publishing print and digital content, and managing editorial and production workflows

  3. Digital publications experience and knowledge of contemporary digital publications

  4. Familiarity with print publication processes and file preparation.

  5. Five years’ experience editing clinical content according to the AMA Manual of Style

  6. Five years’ experience supervising editorial projects

  7. Five years’ experience designing educational publications

  8. Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills

  9. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced and innovative environment, in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.

Other Desired Qualifications 

  1. Familiarity with other creative, web and/or digital technologies and an openness to adapting to new technologies

  2. Experience in a large, nonprofit medical or scientific organization preferred

  3. Previous association management experience

  4. Experience in business development

  5. Experience as a medical writer or editor

  6. Experience in graphic design development

  7. Experience in publications marketing

  8. Excellent oral and written communications skills

  9. Self-starter, able to make independent decisions

We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits package, retirement plan and more.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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