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Company: American Psychiatric Association
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details Job Location American Psychiatric Association HQ - Washington, DC

The Publisher provides strategic direction and leadership for the publishing program through a deep understanding of medical publishing, the field of psychiatry, the APA and its members and staff, and the publishing programs history, as well as a wide network of contacts with leading psychiatrists in the field. The Publisher oversees all operations of APA's publishing program, including its flagship publications DSM-5, American Journal of Psychiatry, and Psychiatric News, a strong list of books, and its digital platform PsychiatryOnline.


Guide the overall direction of APAs publishing program and ensure that it supports the APAs vision and meets industry standards for excellence working with the CEO & Medical Director and association leadership.

Serve as a member of the APA senior staff, with responsibility for providing strategic direction for the Associations publishing operations, including medical and scientific books, journals, and digital products.

Work with the CEO & Medical Director, APA Board of Trustees, and Editorial Advisory Boards to ensure that APA values and organizational goals are met.

Provide guidance on the commercial aspects of publishing, including acquisitions and development, production, profit/loss estimation, pricing, global sales chains, and financial planning.

Identify and develop current and future opportunities to strengthen the position of the Publishing division in the marketplace and lead its development and expansion.

Provide leadership for the strategic planning and execution of new digital and web- based products, including PsychiatryOnline, ebooks and apps, LMS courses for members, and other e-resources.

Guide publishing into the most flexible and adaptive position and respond to change.

Formulate and implement strategic and tactical planning for all publishing divisions: Acquisitions, Editorial, and Production; Sales and Marketing; Psychiatric News; Digital Publishing; and Customer Service and Operations. Ensure growth and profitability for existing and future product lines.

Develop and oversee the editorial plan for books, journals, news, and digital publishing, including acquisitions strategy, market assessment, and business plans.

Oversee the fiscal and operating performance of publishing products, including an active backlist of over 500 books, 20-30 new books each year, up to 6 journals, the association newspaper, and the digital publishing platform.

Identify new publishing content areas, technologies, advertising opportunities, partnerships, innovations, and opportunities to promote the widest possible dissemination of psychiatric literature and products to audiences around the world.

Develop strategies that leverage APAs broad print catalog and brand to create winning

digital products and services.

Serve as Publisher for the American Psychiatric Association Publishing imprint.

Provide oversight and input into acquisition and development of 20-30 titles each year.

Network with a wide variety of leaders in psychiatry, related psychiatry associations, and with APA staff to develop a deep knowledge of the field and to inform product development and program management.

Oversee day-to-day publishing operations and manage approximately 60 publishing employees in collaboration with publishing division heads.

Supervise the core management team for Publishing, which consists of the publishing division heads and serves as the major discussion and policy setting group for Publishing.

Identify and implement ways to improve organizational structure and efficiency, support staff initiative, and promote professional development.

Provide guidance and direction to the development and implementation of strategies for issuing permissions and licenses and protecting APA content, with special attention to DSM-5 and American Journal of Psychiatry.

Serve as publishing liaison to APA staff, leadership, and members.

Manage the financial performance of APA Publishing and monitor global sales and distribution chains for books, journals, news, advertising, and digital publishing.

Oversee the reporting of analytic and fiscal information to the CEO and staff and APA oversight bodies as required. Oversee, prepare, and submit the annual publishing budget.

Provide planning and leadership for the future direction of publishing investments, as well as the allocation of resources, particularly in electronic publishing.

Build and maintain a fiscally sound publishing operation to support the mission of the APA.

Oversee publishing exhibits at the APA annual meeting, IPS meeting, and other key meetings around the world.

Work with department and division heads throughout the APA to ensure that APA Publishing is integrated into and coordinated with the many programs of the APA.

Work with the CEO and Medical Director, CFO, Chief Membership Officer, Legal Counsel, Director of Information Systems, Director of Research, Chief Communication Officer, Director of Education, and other chiefs and staff to maintain an integrated and coordinated approach to APA publishing.

Offer publishing guidance and develop products that support the mission of divisions throughout the APA.

Leverage and engage with a wide network of authors, reviewers, and contacts to support the annual meeting scientific program, article submissions in Psychiatric News, and other projects developed in divisions throughout the APA.


Bachelors degree; Masters degree preferred.

10-15 years of related experience.

Experience in developing and monitoring departmental budgets.

Documented learning (certificate or better) and hands-on experience in the economics of small press publishing.

Demonstrated ability to supervise a departmental staff.

Ability to analyze a variety of complex administrative and organizational problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Ability to interact effectively with association leadership, members, staff, and staff of other organizations.

Demonstrate flexible thinking and use of innovative approaches to solve business challenges

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