| The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for full-time Director of Publications. |
The Director organizes and manages a significant function or program of NACCHO, including the supervision of a staff member at the Specialist level. The Director develops the processes and programs required to implement the unit’s strategy and manage the resources of the function - both financial and human. He or she is accountable for the effective day-to-day operations and results of the unit and develops and implements initiatives to ensure results are attained and quality standards are met. Positions at this level typically report to a Senior Director or Senior Advisor and require advanced knowledge and experience in an area of specialization and well as significant management capabilities. Incumbents generally have eight or more years of experience in their discipline and a Bachelors Degree of the equivalent, as well as substantive experience at the Senior Specialist level. Graduate level degrees may be considered in lieu of experience.
This position contributes to the advancement of local public health practice by ensuring that consistently high-quality standards are applied to NACCHO digital and print publications. The Publications Director serves as managing editor for two periodicals: NACCHO Exchange and Public Health Dispatch; supervises the publications team; provides editorial and graphic design support for other NACCHO publications and printed pieces; and assists with association-wide strategic communications activities.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES:
• Serves as editor on NACCHO publications and manages development and production process. Responsible for substantive editing, design, production and dissemination of digital and print publications. Ensure accuracy, quality and timely delivery of all publications. Creates production schedules, edits or coordinates editing of content/copy for clarity and consistency with NACCHO style and branding standards. • For quarterly 24-page journal NACCHO Exchange: Serve as managing editor, develop editorial calendar of topics and stories in partnership with staff, write features and stories, edit submissions from various sources and ensure editorial quality, coordinate with graphic designer, printer, and mailing house. • For monthly 12-page print newsletter Public Health Dispatch: Write or edit submissions from various sources and ensure editorial quality, design/desktop publish each issue, coordinate with print vendor and mailing house. • Manage quality control and production of approximately 100 publications each year (i.e., reports, fact sheets, issue briefs, research briefs, postcards/flyers/brochures) to ensure consistency in style, format, and terminology. Recommends ways to share content across communication vehicles and platforms. • Supervise editorial/communications staff. • Provide editorial, graphic design and desktop publishing consultation and service to staff for approximately 100 publications annually to ensure established quality standards are met. • Coordinate with external printers and mailing houses as necessary to ensure competitive pricing and industry standards. • Creates promotional plans for publications to distribute content across NACCHO platforms. • Identifies freelance writers, graphic designers, printers and services. • Develop and manage publications budgets. • Coordinate with IT staff to disseminate publications through online bookstore. • Manage postal escrow account and non-profit permits and assist staff with publications mailing needs. • Monitor stock photo inventory, identify new resources, obtain and retain appropriate photo and model release forms; respond to permissions requests for publications. • Conduct strategic planning write grant proposals, and manage grant budgets, and prepare ongoing progress reports to funders for publications and communications activities. • Assist with federal grant proposal writing, including copyediting, formatting documents, and substantively editing to identify weaknesses or to improve performance metrics. • Participate on Marketing & Communications Team to (1) ensure appropriate use of brand, logo, templates, and communications mechanisms; (2) develop and monitor policies for communications mechanisms such as e-newsletters, social media, and website; (3) develop and implement strategic marketing and promotions activities. • Assist internal clients such as meeting team with marketing campaigns to promote NACCHO Annual Conference. • Assist, as needed, in emergency response communications activities (e.g., mobilize under Incident Command System)