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Jobs at the American College of Physicians (ACP)

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Explore the possibility of a career at ACP! The American College of Physicians is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, parental status, handicap or disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status or any other military status, political affiliation, or any non-merit based factor.

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Open Positions

Senior Scientist

Department: Center for Evidence Reviews
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

Senior Scientist (Medical Scientist) (Multiple Openings) - American College of Physicians, Inc., Philadelphia, PA: Use bkgd. in clinical epidemiology, health services research, analysis, stats., eval. of diagnostic & therapeutic interventions, to conduct methods research & meta-analysis of sci. lit. in med. to write clinical guidelines (CG) for physicians. Apply quant./qual. research method stds. & proc., i.e. GRADE methods (GM), to oversee dev. of syst. reviews & dev. CGs; def. incl. & excl. criteria for studies; dev. search strat. for biomed. DB studies [e.g. PubMed/etc.]; select studies & appraise quality using validated insts., i.e. Cochrane RoB 2/etc.; extract study data w/ progs. like DistillerSR; choose meas. to analyze data using SW like RevMan; summarize study & synth. effect estimations; grade/desc. evid. using GM/rapid review methods (RRM). Gather/analyze info. on patient values, prefs. & cost of intervent.; use GRADEpro SW & GM. Populate EtD FW w/ findings & info. on patient values/prefs. Apply GM w/in EtD FW. Use best practices for lit. searches. Gather/analyze info. for CG topics. Using RRM, prepare/present research reports i.e. method. surveys, summaries of clin. practice & present to CG comm. Write scholarly sci. articles in syst. review method., CG dev. method. & clin. policy for peer-reviewed pubs. Maintain DB of refs. using EndNote/etc. Comm. methods & results. Req.: Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Pharmaceutics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or closely rel’d field. Must have 3 yrs. exp. as Sr. Scientist, Research Asst./Technician/Fellow, or closely rel’d field. Submit CV & Cover Letter to adouglas@acponline.org, or Apply now

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Manager, Media Relations

Department: Public Relations
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

The Public Relations department is seeking a Manager, Media Relations to develop and implement ACP’s public relations, social media, and communications strategies.

Reporting to ACP’s Director of Public Relations, the Manager, Media Relations works with leadership and within a team-based environment to develop and implement proactive PR, social media and communications strategies to support ACP goals, business objectives, strategic priorities, and on crisis communications and reputation management.

The candidate must have demonstrated success working hands-on with reporters and on social media channels, and should have experience working effectively within a team environment. Must be able to navigate complex and rapid developments in a swiftly evolving communications world. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Media and PR Strategies

  • Develops proactive PR strategies, plans and media materials to support programs, strategic initiatives, efforts and activities of the College.
  • Addresses media calls, finds spokespersons, provides back-up material and assists in maintaining a database of contacts. Analyzes and reports on media results.
  • Works with management to monitor and handle sensitive issues, crisis communication situations and manage organizational reputation.
  • Prepares College leadership and others for media interviews and public exposure. Assists in media training College leadership and staff as appropriate.
  • Updates and maintains current content on ACP Online Press Room.
  • Implements PR/media and social media strategies, press events and tactics for ACP’s annual scientific meeting (before, during, and after), including online content and strategies.

Social Media and Online Engagement

  • Responsible for pro-active strategies and hands-on administration of ACP-branded social media sites. Ensures proper branding and that content is integrated and updated regularly.
  • Manages and enhances the College’s online reputation. Monitors media, social media and relevant websites to identify issues and analyzes public and media perceptions of key issues and priorities.
  • Works with management on sensitive issues and in crisis communications situations, demonstrating professional judgement in developing both pro-active and reactive response strategies.
  • Supervises Public Relations and Social Media Associate.
  • Measures, evaluates and analyzes ACP's social media footprint, online reputation, and audience engagement within the social web.
  • Serves on teams and committees and provides input from a communication perspective, and develops relevant communication material as appropriate.

A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field is required with at least 5 to 7 years of hands-on experience working with the news media and with social media platforms in a team-based environment to meet business objectives. Supervisory and management experience required.

Qualified candidates must possess thorough knowledge of online and traditional news, technology, and social media trends and tools, as well as how to maintain and grow a social media presence across an array of networks. Experience with paid social media campaigns, video, and multimedia production and editing is a plus.

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Journals Production Manager

Department: Publishing
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

The Publishing Division is seeking a Production Manager to manage all phases of editorial production activities related to the delivery of multiple print and electronic products.

The Journals Production Manager will manage the editorial production staff to ensure deadlines and quality standards are met, and will lead multiple projects involving authors/originators, editors, ACP Graphics Services, and vendors. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop and ensure compliance with standards, including documentation for editorial style and formatting.
  • Work closely with the Director, Production and Electronic Publishing and editors to ensure print page length requirements are met.
  • Develop and maintain publishing schedules and oversee print and electronic workflows.
  • Develop and manage, with documentation and reporting, the quality standards for internal and outsourced production and editorial processing.
  • Develop bid specifications; identify and qualify potential vendors; prepare requests for proposal; negotiate contracts and fees; and approve payment for routine production contracts, services, and invoices.
  • Collaborate with technical teams to develop automated processes for tagging, formatting, and processing of electronic content.
  • Participate in product design teams.
  • Create budgets, oversee expense spending and invoices regarding composition production, pre-press, freelance, and other vendors.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree and 5-10 years of medical/scientific editing and production experience. Candidates must possess knowledge of:

  • medical terminology and style manuals (e.g., such as AMA, CSE, Words Into Type, Chicago Manual of Style), including proper formatting/editing of tables, figures, and reference citations; and,
  • electronic page and composition production processes, document management systems, and reference sources for medical/scientific journals (Dorland's/Stedman's; PDR; PubMed, etc.).

We are seeking someone with excellent project management and communication skills, both verbal and written, who can build productive customer, vendor, and staff relationships. 

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Project Coordinator

Department: Board of Regents and Governance Activities
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is seeking an organized, detail-oriented team player to join our Executive Office division as a Project Coordinator. ACP, a national organization of internists with headquarters in Philadelphia, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with more than 159,000 members worldwide. 

The Project Coordinator provides technical and administrative support to their department Manager and Director in the planning and preparation of meetings and activities of the Board of Regents, the Executive Committee Board of Regents, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing meeting agenda materials, writing minutes, and tracking meeting follow-up items, ensuring all tasks are completed
  • Maintaining accurate governance information on assigned areas of the College’s information systems, web site, and internal documents
  • Providing back-up coverage for responsibilities related to LeaderNet, a website dedicated to delivering resources and information to members of the ACP leadership community
  • Offering support and assistance to BOR and Subcommittee members as needed related to their College responsibilities

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s and have 2-3 years of experience in an administrative role. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading, along with the ability to track and maintain large amounts of information across databases. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and Adobe Acrobat is required. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience working for a membership association and/or working with volunteer leaders.

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Senior Web Application Developer

Department: Digital Products & Services
Location: Philadelphia, PA Office

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is looking to hire a Senior Web Application Developer for the Digital Products & Services Department. 

ACP, a national organization of internists with headquarters in Philadelphia, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with 159,000 members worldwide. 

The Senior Web Application Developer is responsible for individual and team-based design and development of ACP’s customer-facing interactive products and digital services, including ACP Online, educational offerings, digital publications, and other online and mobile products and services. This role will emphasize the customization and maintenance of content management systems and member engagement infrastructure across the spectrum of offerings and their respective channels.

A Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably in the area of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, or another field related to digital product and service design and development. Qualified candidates will have at least five years of experience developing for and maintaining content management systems, specifically Drupal 7 and/or 8, or experience with another PHP framework. Demonstrated ability to develop web application software within the constraints of a framework is required.

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