The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, has a new opportunity managing acquisitions and business intelligence collection needs within our Publishing area.
Some duties will include:
Research and recommend the acquisition of new products by monitoring current trends in pediatrics and maintaining/initiating contacts with experts in the field.
Perform market research, proposal development/review, and financial analysis in support of new product acquisitions.
Recruit and initiate potential authors and negotiate contracts and submission schedules with authors.
Work closely with Professional and Consumer Publishing staff on the execution of publishing proposals and new products.
Manage business intelligence collection needs within Publishing, including developing/maintaining product P&Ls and overall business reporting and monitoring (revenue/expenses, budgets, forecasts, variances). Gather data from internal colleagues and external sources.
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.
Collaborate with Marketing and Sales staff on the development of comprehensive marketing plans for new and existing AAP products.
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 847-434-7012. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. ?
Qualified candidates will possess:
Minimum of five years’ related publishing experience required, including author contact, acquisitions/contracts, budget management and reporting, and data analysis.
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or communications, business administration and management, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required.
Experience in editorial, marketing, sales, and professional medical publishing preferred, along with experience in project management, product development, and revenue responsibility.
Excellent editorial, organizational, communication, data and financial analysis, and interpersonal skills required. Proficiency with MS Office and Internet research required. Must be able to handle numerous projects simultaneously, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and pay close attention to detail.
Some travel and evening/weekend work may be required.