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Associate Director, Journals

Company: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $105,000 - 110,000
Primary purpose: Manages continuous improvement of SCCM journals to ensure appropriate execution of the overarching vision of the Society's scientific publications. Works with editors-in-chief, editorial boards, executive staff, and journal staff to develop short- and long-term goals that address the Society's and journals' needs.
I. Development and Management of Journal Strategy
A. Creates and manages communications strategies that support the journals in ensuring that the needs of the target audience are met in order to continuously improve circulation and key performance metrics.B. Works closely with editors-in-chief, editorial boards and managing editor to set journal policies across all the journals, ensuring all policies are posted across websites and journal platforms.C. Manages the relationship with the publisher to ensure coordination of promotion and process.D. Ensures continual process improvement so that the quality and timeliness of each journal is maintained.E. Implements reader engagement activities to promote author submission and circulation.F. Facilitates policies, processes, and agreements related to multiorganization manuscripts and SCCM guidelines.G. Regularly evaluates how well each journal is meeting its goals and serving its audience while proposing and implementing corrective actions as necessary.H. Ensures consistent rollout of new programs and activities across all journals.

II. Professional Assistance to Staff
A. Stays abreast of current and future trends and regulations in journal publication and ensures that journal operations are aligned with these changes.B. Regularly attends planning meetings with the publisher to plan for future trends and changes in the journal industry.C. Ensures professional development plans and succession planning for the journal staff.

III. Other Duties as Assigned
A. Participates in cross-departmental staff teams.B. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 10 years of experience in medical periodical publishing
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and interact professionally and tactfully in sensitive situations
  • Demonstrated skill in strategic planning and implementation, contract negotiation, and social media
  • Professional demeanor and flexibility
  • Familiarity with journal production and periodical publishing trends
  • Association or professional publishing experience preferred

    We are currently working remotely until Summer 2022 due to an office remodel. There is a generous remote work policy when the office is open, and employees will only be required in the office for meetings as determined by the department director. You must reside in or plan to move to the Chicagoland area. No phone calls, please.

Keywords: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Mount Prospect , Associate Director, Journals, Executive , Mount Prospect, Illinois

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