The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a flexible individual to manage the development and review of new and revised content for AAP digital publications, including websites, mobile apps, videos, ebooks, and tool kits. This role is not purely editorial, this hybrid role will include developing new content and expanding digital publications and products.
Some tasks include: 1. Work with AAP staff and vendors on the development, updating, and maintenance of content for digital AAP publication platforms. 2. Assist with the development, review, and posting of new content to AAP publications websites as needed. 3. Work with medical editors on the overall management and direction of digital AAP publications. 4. Assist with identifying and developing proposals for new digital publications and products that address the AAP Editorial Plan and that complement and supplement existing product lines. 5. Work with authors, editors, publishers, and other AAP staff to ensure that all AAP editorial content is consistent with recommendations in AAP policy statements, manuals, and other professional and patient education materials. 6. Manage the editorial development and review of print publications, as assigned. 7. Develop and manage editorial schedules for new and revised products. 8. Identify technical reviewers, route materials, and incorporate changes into manuscripts, drafts, and online content, as directed. 9. Investigate, implement, and distribute authoring tools and guidelines. 10. Research and provide appropriate background information and materials to assist in the development of new proposals, products, and publications. 11. Collaborate with AAP Marketing and Sales staff to develop comprehensive marketing programs for new and revised products. 12. 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. Some coursework in science, medicine, and/or health preferred. 2. At least three years’ experience in writing, editing, and/or electronic publishing required. Familiarity with current print and electronic publishing processes and technologies, including working with editors is essential. Experience with professional medical or trade publishing highly desirable. 3. Excellent organizational, communication, editorial, and interpersonal skills required. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, knowledge of electronic editing and authoring tools, and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with virtual meeting platforms (eg WebEx) preferred. Must be detail-oriented, able to handle numerous projects simultaneously, take initiative, work both independently and as part of a team, and collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and possess strong financial accountability and proficiency. Some travel and weekend work required.
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.