The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a self-starter to manage project and developmental editing for new publications and assist with the editorial development of professional/clinical products.
Some duties include: 1. Coordinate and ensure timely development of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) products and publications by collecting comments from technical reviewers, interpreting and integrating revised text. 2. Work with authors, editors, managers, and publishers to ensure that professional/clinical editorial content is consistent with recommendations in AAP policy statements, manuals, and other professional and patient education materials. 3. Manage the development of new professional/clinical publications and related products. 4. Collaborate with Marketing and Sales staff to develop comprehensive marketing plans for new and existing AAP products. 5. Assist with the developmental editing and project management of priority professional/clinical publications as directed. 6. Research and acquire reprint permissions for media items used in all professional/clinical publications. 7. Manage the work of outside editorial and administrative consultants on professional/clinical publications. 8. Manage compliance with AAP Conflict of Interest disclosure requirements for Publishing activities. Collect and document disclosures from authors and editors. 9. Obtain peer review assessments of product credibility and coordinate interdepartmental evaluations of proposed projects. 10. Prepare periodic management reports. Staff and attend committee meetings, editorial meetings, and conferences as assigned.
Qualifications needed: 1. Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or communications or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. 2. At least three years’ related experience in writing and editing required, including public/author contact. Experience with a professional medical publisher preferred, along with experience in project management, product development, and marketing. 3. Excellent editorial, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required, with the ability to collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents including medical professionals. Strong technical acumen with proficiency in MS Office required. Must be able to handle numerous projects simultaneously and pay close attention to detail.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.