Friday, July 1, 2011

Editor and Publisher, American Libraries

American Library Association

Editor and Publisher, American Libraries
American Libraries, at, one of five imprints in the Publishing Department of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a publishing professional to provide strategic direction in the fulfillment of editorial, production, marketing, and advertising functions for a suite of print and digital media that currently includes the member magazine, American Libraries, an e-newsletter (AL Direct), the American Libraries website, AL Focus (videos and photo galleries), and emerging digital content.  The Editor and Publisher manages a staff of 7; develops the operating budget (P&L), and supervises staff tasked with producing the magazine. 
The Editor and Publisher develops and maintains a strategic plan to align the publications with current trends and keep them competitive, maintains relevance and quality of editorial content, ensures timely distribution, reinforces reader satisfaction and member dedication, and maximizes advertising revenue through collaboration with marketing and ad sales. The position reports to the Associate Executive Director and Head of the Publishing Department.
Requirements:  Minimum of 15 years in publishing with 5 years of  management experience in both print and online publishing; strong writing and editing skills; and an understanding of the challenges and concerns of library professionals.  Must be able to foster a team environment and work collaboratively with a wide range of ALA staff, members, columnists, writers, vendors, and suppliers.  Relevant bachelor’s degree (e.g., journalism, liberal arts); MLS a plus.
Salary:  Negotiable from $87,000; based on experience.
Closing Date:  July 30, 2011 or until position is filled.
The American Library Association benefit package includes health and dental insurance, generous vacation program, and a tax-deferred retirement plan.
For consideration submit a letter of application, resume and three references to:  
                                                American Library Association
                                                Human Resources Department
                                                Ref:  AL
                                                50 E. Huron Street
                                                Chicago, IL 60611
                                                Fax:  312.280-5270

                                                OR submit information online at:

The American Library Association is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.

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