Director, Practice Resources (Publications Editor and Leader)
Associations for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
March 21, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Other, Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
4 Year Degree
The Director, Practice Resources, works in collaboration with editorial advisory panels, other APIC staff, members, and corporate and association partners to recommend and produces resources that will support the profession of infection prevention and provide greater value to APIC members. This position also manages the work of the Content Manager, Practice Resources. The Director, Practice Resources, embodies APIC Core Values of agility, innovative leadership, integrity, stewardship, and teamwork.
Major Responsibilities include:
Manage content development of APIC Practice Resources, including APIC Text, APIC Text Online (ATO), and other books, workbooks, toolkits, pocket guides, and other content.
Oversee production, including retaining and working with design and print vendors and reprinting existing products as needed.
Develop new product concepts that align with APIC strategic goals and guidance from editorial advisory panels, including market research on competitive titles, analyzing historic metrics as applicable to predict trends for book sales, and research and develop repurpose content to leverage existing APIC content including books, implementation guides, and educational materials.
Work closely with practice guidance, public policy, communications, education, and other staff as appropriate to incorporate Practice Resources products into other APIC products and activities.
Assist as needed at APIC’s annual conference and other APIC conferences during the year.
Identify, cultivate, and work with authors, editors, and peer reviewers; support authors/editors in developing book outlines, scope of work, and production schedules; edit, copyedit, and proofread as needed.
Oversee the design and printing of books and the creation of digital books and assist authors as needed in obtaining permission for artwork, illustrations, and other materials.
Hire and supervise freelance graphic designers and writers/editors, obtaining proposals, and work with APIC’s art director to ensure branding and image alignment.
Manage editorial advisory panels, including panel meetings and recruitment of new members.
Supervise resources responsible for the online store and merchandise website, the annual conference store, order processing standards, and customer service; monitor sales and provide analysis to support marketing and sales initiatives.
Develop annual department budgets (products and APIC Text/ATO) and monitor monthly expenses and revenue.
Qualified candidates will offer a Bachelor’s in English, Journalism, or related field plus 5 to 7 years of publishing experience, including substantive editing, proofreading, and management of author/reviewer relations. Candidates must have high-level knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems (CMS), and Google Analytics. APIC is seeking candidates with excellent oral and written communication skills and knowledge of graphic design and printing. Ideal candidates will also have experience with budgeting, strategy and project management, scheduling and vendor management. Knowledge of marketing and sales strategies is required.
This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment and is based in Arlington, VA.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to the following job link:
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection and embrace this bold direction through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.
Excellent editing and proofreading skills
Ability to take initiative, manage multiple priorities, and meet critical deadlines
Attention to detail and outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commitment to teamwork with the ability to delegate tasks, supervise, and mentor direct reports
Ability to work with and maintain data and information confidentiality
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s in English, Journalism, or related field
Five to seven years of publishing experience, including substantive editing, proofreading, product research and development, copyright permission, and management of author/reviewer relations
Experience with financial management and budgets, strategy and project management, and scheduling
Knowledge of graphic design and printing
Vendor management experience
Knowledge of marketing and sales strategies
High-level knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems (CMS), and Google Analytics
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