The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is seeking a Director of Publications to manage the strategic direction and day-to-day business management of AMIA’s portfolio of publications which includes peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. The Director will ensure that AMIA’s publication strategy is coordinated in its approach to future opportunities and aligns with the AMIA strategic plan. The individual will manage AMIA’s new open access journal, working with stakeholders to ensure the launch is coordinated with AMIA’s existing publications. The Director will help champion the needs of the portfolio including proposing and implementing future plans and ensuring that actions are properly resourced, aligned with general membership strategies, and balanced with the other priorities and directions of the AMIA Board of Directors. The Director will report to the Executive Vice President and COO.
Launch AMIA’s new open access journal working closely with AMIA leaders, publisher and editor and ensure that the new journal’s strategic goals are in line with the broader goals of AMIA
Implement policies, processes, workflows and liaise with other departments and the publisher to ensure that functional tasks, such as technology, marketing, advertising sales, supplements, production, and finance, are undertaken correctly and efficiently
Manage committee and volunteer group tasked with publication related activities
Understand changes taking place within the scientific publishing community to anticipate and develop business priorities (with regard to market opportunities and threats) by proposing developments and action plans to ensure that AMIA’s journals and scientific publications remain relevant and profitable;
Work with the JAMIA editors and publisher to take advantage of opportunities to better leverage JAMIA’s existing content and keep JAMIA the premier publication in the field and consider publication partnerships that create a portfolio of publications that appeal to additional AMIA members and to those who may become members
Curate existing AMIA content to maximize value to AMIA members and others and experiment with new approaches to delivering scientific content to members
Create and administer program budgets and set, monitor, and report on key performance indicators
AMIA is a 2017 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace. AMIA is pleased to offer benefits that include fully paid medical, dental, long term disability, and life insurance in addition to a retirement program and an attractive paid leave plan. To be considered, candidates should respond with a resume and salary requirements to Phyllis Burchman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified local candidates will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.
Required Education, Experience and Skills:
Work Experience – 10+ years of experience in scientific publishing, including experience with an open access journal and launching a new or newly-acquired journal;(product development, market research, budgeting and editorial functions);
Experience in managing association relationships, providing solutions, and negotiating
Knowledge – Thorough understanding of the publishing/editorial function within a member focused non-profit organization and the ability to embrace change and improve current working practices/products/technologies to grow the business;
An understanding of the scientific research process and the ability to engage the academic community of editors and researchers by representing the journal
Demonstrated acumen that scientific knowledge is increasingly being presented and disseminated in other ways—be it social forums, blogs and other curated and non-curated formats—and that keeping up with the evolution is critical
Education – Graduate degree
Technical Skills – Familiarity with peer-review software, online publishing platforms, social media and e-communication tools; and strong MS office skills
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is the professional home for more than 5,000 informatics researchers and practitioners, healthcare professionals, and thought leaders in biomedicine, health care, and science. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the healthcare industry in the US and globally. AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming h...ealth care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics. AMIA's program and services are centered on the core purposes of:
• Advancing the scientific foundations of informatics
• Promoting the education of informaticians
• Assuring that health information technology is used most effectively to promote health and health care
• Advancing the profession of informatics
• Providing products and services for AMIA members including scientific symposia, educational programs for professional certification, a professional journal (JAMIA), and support for networking and professional development.