Appraisal Institute
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Do you like to work in a team environment? Would you enjoy the challenges of working with authors, contributors, and reviewers to create books and advance the real property valuation body of knowledge? Would you enjoy proactively managing a team of three experts to edit, produce, and print books? Do you consider yourself organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects involving authors, reviewers, and staff? If so, do you want to be a part of a collaborative team that promotes work life balance? Please keep reading and then click the apply button!


  • Direct the textbook publishing activities of the organization (nearly 70 books in print and PDF format)
  • Lead a team of three
  • Direct the acquisition, development, scheduling, editing, production, and sale of print and digital books
  • Prepare budgets to forecast and track revenues and expenses, and oversee all revenues and expenses related to publications, including setting book prices and the payment of author royalties
  • Work with internal and external contacts to research topics for new books and schedule revisions of existing texts
  • Identify potential authors and opportunities for in-house content development
  • Solicit content experts to review book proposals and make recommendations for manuscript development
  • Negotiate and oversee publishing agreements and schedules
  • Monitor the status of works in progress to ensure authors and reviewers remain on schedule
  • Oversee the sale of all print and digital books through the online store and monitor the inventory of print publications
  • Manage the marketing of books by writing informational copy, identifying audiences and sale opportunities, and approving promotional materials
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Business Management, or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience managing the development of print and digital publications
  • Familiarity with technical publications
  • Experience working with authors, reviewers, and volunteers
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team of direct reports
  • Knowledge of and experience with book production, budgeting, marketing, sales, and inventory management
  • Facility with verbal and written communication and the management of details and deadlines
  • Knowledge of industry practices and regulations
  • Association experience preferred


We offer an excellent benefits package including - medical, dental, vision, PTO, & 401(k), and a convenient loop location close to public transportation for when you come into the office. As well as a 37.5 hour work week.

Interviews: Virtual or In-Person

Job location: Chicago or Remote

Physical Requirements : Remote/ Standard office environment (Role can be hybrid if you wish to come into the office to work onsite)

Travel Requirements: none outside of 1 to 2 trips annually to Headquarters.

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