Reports to: Vice President, ASHP Publishing Office
Job Summary: Is accountable for editorial activities related to the ASHP Special Publishing Division including publication of print books, digital books, other content delivery platforms including learning management system and other digital content delivery technologies. Oversees curation of other ASHP content for inclusion in Special Publishing products. Acquires new ASHP titles, development of new editions of existing titles, and regular updates to selected offerings.
Recommends and executes Division work goals, objectives, and strategies. Champions and monitors the annual goals for an assigned Division.
Recommends and executes corporate and operating policies, practices, and procedures for assigned division. Administers established operating policies, procedures, and practices to help ensure compliance within the assigned division.
Participates in the preparation of the annual operating budget for an assigned ASHP division. Monitors and controls actual performance against the annual budget for an assigned division.
Recommends staffing levels and an organizational structure for an assigned work division. Recommends personnel actions affecting subordinate employees within an assigned division. Assists in career planning and staff development for all divisional employees. Responsible for setting employee performance objectives, conducting performance reviews and recommending pay actions for direct reports.
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Directs the Special Publishing group in acquiring and publishing print and electronic products to meet the information needs of ASHP’s constituency; advance the objectives of ASHP’s publishing programs among current and expanded audiences; and maximizes revenue and margin to support member services.
Oversees author activities and serves as an author resource to ensure scheduled completion of work related to print and digital Special Publishing content.
Oversees peer review and fact-checking review of selected ASHP Special Publishing content.
Applies knowledge of pharmacy practice to curate existing ASHP content for integration into ASHP Special Publishing content.
Provides developmental editing of highly technical content for selected ASHP Publishing content.
Responds to all customer questions related to ASHP Special Publishing content.
Partners with the Vice President of ASHP Publishing Office to identify topics for new ASHP Special Publishing works, makes determinations based on pharmacy practice priorities and financial data on new editions of existing ASHP Special Publishing titles, and completes initial review of unsolicited proposals for new ASHP Special Publishing content.
Identifies and engages authors for ASHP Special Publishing content.
Completes the initial review and mitigation step determinations when errors involving ASHP Special Publishing content are reported.
Grants permission for the use of ASHP Special Publishing content and oversees permissions for ASHP’s use of other entities content in ASHP Special Publishing content.
Shares supervision of an editorial coordinator with the AJHP Editorial Director/Deputy Editor in Chief.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires a pharmacy degree plus a working knowledge of the theories and principles of a relevant field or discipline in pharmacy, business, or association management.
Pharm.D. or equivalent background in therapeutics preferred.
Completion of ASHP-accredited residency preferred.
Requires a minimum of five years of prior related work experience.
Strong background in pharmacy practice, pharmacology, therapeutics, and clinical use of drugs.
Extensive understanding of the ASHP membership and their pharmacy practice needs.
Successful development of ASHP Special Publishing content to meet member service and revenue generation goals.
Command of pharmacy practice issues to guide decisions about acquisition of new ASHP Special Publishing content and integration of curated ASHP content into Special Publishing content.
Exceptional track record of working: in an environment of changing priorities and needs; independently; and as part of a team.
Strong self-motivation skills.
Above average written communication skills.
Knowledge of pharmacy practice and ASHP members’ practice needs.
Demonstrated project management capabilities.
Professional and technical competence in the overall publishing process including synthesis and editing of highly technical content.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About American Society of Health System Pharmacists
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization's nearly 50,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For more than 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.SafeMedication.com.