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4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Work with executive leadership managing programmatic direction, communications, and marketing strategies for the publications program, including books, member magazine, scholarly journal, and website. Develop policies and procedures and lead budgeting and governance activities for Publications and American Archivist editorial boards. Oversee publishing of all communications vehicles, related member support and special events planning, and developing volunteers and support staff. Nurture and maintain relationships with content experts and member leadership. Drive the creation and execution of relevant editorial and membership marketing content, delivering compelling stories. Oversee and manage one direct report and consultants.
The Assistant Director of Publications will:
Direct all aspects of integrated digital and print publishing program including content development, production, marketing, public relations, and special events. Guide book publishing program’s expansion and manage production and distribution for all outlets including Archival Outlook, American Archivist, Archives in Context podcast, Dictionary of Archives Terminology, and seven Case Studies Series.
Provide publishing oversight for website content and structure. Lead promotional and marketing efforts for SAA Publications. Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications manager, and create organization-wide communications that highlight SAA’s mission, activities, and achievements. Manage relationship with external advertising vendor and promote online Career Center as a revenue center for SAA.
Serve as staff liaison to Publications Board, Journal Editorial Board, Standards Committee, and Dictionary Working Group; guide board and working group chairs in setting direction and drafting agendas. Maintain editorial integrity of SAA statements, briefs, and standards.
Collaborate with staff to build community at annual conference with pop-up bookstore, writers’ forum, and special promotions.
Collaborate with Chief of Training and Organizational Development on annual program budgets and cross-promotional opportunities with Education and Annual Meeting; prepare reports on publishing program activities for executive leadership and applicable component groups; participate in governance meetings.
Mentor and provide support to direct report.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required (English, journalism, or communications degree preferred). Minimum 7+ years of professional experience, with at least 2 years in an association setting
Excellent writing and editorial skills, detail oriented and highly organized, ability to multitask, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Able to think strategically and broadly about program needs.
Relevant supervisory experience.
Able to respond to and manage changing priorities.
Professional, creative, and a team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
Basic knowledge of HTML and experience editing website content in Drupal is preferred.
Growing professional association in downtown Chicago that offers a full range of services to its more than 5,800 individual and institutional members. Twelve staff members. Comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, and retirement plans; close to public transportation; collegial environment. SAA values, and expects from all of its employees, the following attributes and skills: Great attitude; professional and personable behaviors; strong member/customer service orientation; critical thinking and problem-solving ability; desire to learn new information and techniques; computer/technical literacy; strong communication skills; ability to stick with a project and see it through to completion; ability to link member/customer needs with SAA capabilities to imagine possibilities for new activities and/or new ways of doing things.