AHLA is looking for a dynamic Publishing Professional to lead our Publishing department and portfolio. You will report to the CEO and will lead the Publishing team. You will be responsible for the design, development, and plan of operation of an innovative program of electronic publishing with linkages for member networking. You will develop and implement new educational and networking resources around health law in both electronic and print.
You will have the opportunity to maximize the strategic value of the knowledge assets of the Association and its members; integrating the content in the Association's traditional legal resources (e.g., seminar presentations and monthly publications) with membership and marketing information to create new educational resources of value for health law professionals.
Maintain and expand electronic publishing and information resources program for members and nonmembers that provides a new net revenue stream for the Association.
Oversee the quality and currency of web-delivered content and community list operations.
Stay abreast of new applications of technological innovations relevant to developing information services in a timely manner.
Work with senior management team to develop a coherent program of educational resources available to members and nonmembers through all appropriate print and electronic publishing methods.
Understand body of health law and significance of new developments on the various practices of the Association's members.
Stay abreast of developments in health law and the health industry daily.
Develop packages of products and services for particular segments of members.
Analyze the market; research the competition; budget, price and devise a plan for developing new publications and information services of value to health lawyers in their practice in law firm and in-house settings.
Work with Marketing and Communications to build collaborative relationships with other nonprofit and for-profit organizations to deliver new products and services cost effectively and with high quality.
Participate in a leadership role with Board, committees, and members in the design, development, and coordination of the Association's overall education, information, and networking program.
Manage a quality improvement plan for the department's products and services in coordination with the overall strategic plan of the Association.
Create and maintain relationships with all major legal publishers.
Negotiate co-marketing and licensing deals and create royalty streams from AHLA content.
Identify and work with authors as well as author health law content as necessary.
Law degree required.
10 years of experience in publishing; business development; Web development and maintenance; editorial; and sales and marketing, or comparable professional development business.
Experience with all electronic publishing methods is required. Technical implementation ability is not required but detailed knowledge of technological requirements for electronic publishing and interactive networking will be considered favorably.
Journalism experience viewed favorably.
Experience with meeting business, budget, and quality goals is required.
Knowledge of health law and/or the health industry a plus; knowledge of other legal subspecialties and the educational needs of those practitioners will also be considered favorably.
Demonstrated ability in product research, packaging, pricing, and marketing of new products and services for lawyers or other professionals is expected.
Superior ability to write, edit and organize legal and business information is a must.
Able to speak publicly and work effectively with leaders and members of the Association as well as external organizations which may be collaborators or strategic partners in developing or marketing new products and services.
Able to work with senior management team in a cooperative and collaborative manner.
Ability to lead teams as well as participate as a member of multiple teams is essential.
Independent and effective time management skills.
Collegial personality and work style that insures that inter- and intradepartmental communication will be open, and collaboration will be strong.
Simply email your resume and cover letter including salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org with “AHLA –Publishing” as the subject of the email.
Additional Salary Information: What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
•AHLA has strong, stable leadership and is financially healthy. Our CEO genuinely cares about the people who work here, what we are doing, and the positive impact we are having by being the go-to resource for our members.
•You will join a passionate, committed team that cares about our work and has pride in what we do.
•We offer an excellent compensation package including health, dental, and life insurance; long-term and short-term disability; retirement and 401(k); 10 paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; telework, and more.
About American Health Lawyers Association
Major changes are sweeping throughout the United States healthcare system. With the importance of complying with the law’s many regulations, the need for quality education for lawyers in the field of health law has never been higher. The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is the nation's largest nonprofit educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. AHLA addresses the issues facing our nearly 14,000 members by providing resources to those who practice in law firms, government, in-house settings, and academia, as well as educating the entire spectrum of the health industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, life sciences professionals, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers. With such a wide range of complex and often confusing information regarding health law, everyone needs trustworthy information. AHLA serves as a public resource on health law issues, electing not to advocate for or against any particular policy proposals, but to produce the highest quality nonpartisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues.