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
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.
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.
Manages the relationship with the publisher to ensure coordination of promotion and process.
Ensures continual process improvement so that the quality and timeliness of each journal is maintained.
Implements reader engagement activities to promote author submission and circulation.
Facilitates policies, processes, and agreements related to multiorganization manuscripts and SCCM guidelines.
Regularly evaluates how well each journal is meeting its goals and serving its audience while proposing and implementing corrective actions as necessary.
Ensures consistent rollout of new programs and activities across all journals.
II. Professional Assistance to Staff
Stays abreast of current and future trends and regulations in journal publication and ensures that journal operations are aligned with these changes.
Regularly attends planning meetings with the publisher to plan for future trends and changes in the journal industry.
Ensures professional development plans and succession planning for the journal staff.
III. Other Duties as Assigned
Participates in cross-departmental staff teams.
Performs other duties as assigned.
At least 10 years of experience in medical periodical publishing
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and interact professionally and tactfully in sensitive situations
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.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care medicine. With 16,000 members in 80 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy. SCCM has a staff of 80 people based in Mt. Prospect, IL and maintains a budget of $20M.