Director of Publications

The American Association of Immunologists
Rockville, Maryland
Aug 23, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Full Time

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), a non-profit professional biomedical research association, seeks an experienced professional to lead the management of the AAI scientific publications: The Journal of Immunology (The JI) and ImmunoHorizons (IH). The Director will work with AAI leadership and staff to establish the strategic direction of the journal publications program, set policies, and implement new systems and technologies.

Responsibilities include management of The JI and IH financial and business affairs; management of manuscript submission, journal production, and online hosting services and contracts; support of the Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board, and Publications Committee; and management of the journals’ staff and related personnel issues. The Director reports to and works closely with the Executive Director (ED), who is also the Executive Editor.

The position requires a skilled professional with strong STM publishing knowledge and experience in journal management. Must have an ability to multitask, a strong eye for detail, the ability to bring projects to successful implementation, and to set timelines and stay on schedule. The candidate must be a confident, communicative individual able to represent AAI.

MS or MBA preferred; BA/BS with significant, proven successful experience considered. PhD in immunology or related biological science, in addition to significant, proven successful experience, a plus.

Professional writing and editing skills essential. Must possess understanding of the policies and ethical issues of scientific pursuit and conduct. Must have familiarity with other scientific journals for content, authors, publishing and general editorial practices. Some travel required.

Competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and free parking.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to: or you can visit to apply and to view a detailed job description.

Applications sent directly to AAI will not be accepted.



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