Product Development Analyst

Washington D.C.
market-driven salary + benefits
Apr 18, 2018
May 18, 2018
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Description

Division and Unit Overview

The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific membership association and one of the top ten science publishers in the world.  The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides to its members and the worldwide scientific community a comprehensive collection of high quality information products and services for the practice and advancement of the chemical sciences. The Division publishes a weekly magazine, and over 50 high-quality scholarly journals focused on chemistry and chemistry-related topics.

The Product Support team is focused on developing and implementing solutions to address cross-portfolio needs in support of strategic initiatives as identified by the Global Journals Development team. The unit is responsible for collaborating with Global Journals Development staff to develop and implement cross-portfolio support strategies, including post-publication content promotion, planning for special content, coordination with editorial advisory teams, and international conference logistics.

Position Summary 

The Product Development Analyst within Product Support is responsible for developing and implementing cross-portfolio strategies to perform tasks in support of key portfolio initiatives, including: managing journal-specific social media channels, special content planning, editorial advisory board team planning, and journal meeting/conference logistics. The incumbent will work across the portfolio to support and enhance ongoing operations either directly or through well-coordinated, team-based, project-oriented work, and to establish new operations as needed. The incumbent will report to the Manager of Product Support.

The qualified candidate should be comfortable working with internal and external stakeholders, including editors and authors. The ability to communicate clearly with a variety of contacts is essential. The Development Editor is expected to support tasks for the entire journal portfolio, and should be adept at gaining expertise in areas of STM publishing as the needs of our journals program evolve.

Work design: Works under general managerial supervision. Work involves creative and adaptive thinking. Resolves non-routine problems by applying general policies, practices, procedures, and principles. Performs in-depth analyses of standard problems and recommends resolutions.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Assists ACS Publications staff with developing and implementing new features, services, and products for the publications portfolio.
  • Manages the workflow for journal social media channels (i.e. Twitter)
  • Coordinates with Marketing on post-publication promotion activities
  • Manages workflows for invited content as needed, including Virtual Issues
  • Assists with the collection of information and data to assist with reporting and planning efforts
  • Assists ACS publication staff with the planning and logistics for editorial board meetings and global outreach initiatives, and oversees the preparation of materials for such meetings in collaboration with colleagues in reporting and analysis.

Required Skills

Degree in the physical sciences, communications/journalism, or related field required, as well as 3+ years of relevant training and experience in STM publishing. Excellent written and verbal communication with both technical and nontechnical audiences, decision making, leadership, and analytical skills required. This position can be based in the Washington, DC offices of the American Chemical Society, or remotely as a field employee. Some travel may be necessary (4-6 times per year).

Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States