This position coordinates author management from project transmittal to print and production for university press and all aspects of printing and eBook production of all university press imprints including Cincinnati Library Publishing Services. This position also reports to the Director of University Press.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for timely project management of editorial, proofreading, and indexing activities for assigned print, digital and online books and projects from manuscript transmittal to final printer and eBook files.
Create and maintain project production schedules.
Establish contact with author at project assignment and maintain contact through production cycle to ensure timely publication of projects.
Schedule and coordinate book production dates with author's freelancers and manufacturing suppliers.
Responsible for overall quality of editing, proofreading, production and printing of individual list of books and journals.
Evaluate manuscripts for completeness; prepare analysis of copyediting and design needs in collaboration with authors.
Prepare front matter.
Register projects for ISBN's DOI's and LOC.
Recommend and contract freelancers for press projects.Maintain sufficient freelancer pool. Provide feedback to freelancers and director.
Coordinate handoffs between freelancers and authors. Provide production guidance for authors upon review of copyedited and typeset manuscripts.
Review and proof author changes to copyedited manuscript, page proofs, check final eBook files and advance copies.
Obtain print quotes and place print orders. Manage reprints.
Obtain digital files and distribute as needed.Help develop workflows and freelancer pool for commercial and open access production.
Work responsibly and within allocated book and project budget.
Approve invoices and monitor production costs.
Provide regular updates of budget expenditures and update P&L's with actual costs.
Forecast FY production costs based on forthcoming lists.
Proofread cover, sales and marketing copy and materials.
Oversee work of production interns, graduate assistants, freelancers and work study students.
Position may include some travel to industry and academic meetings.
Bachelor's degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- five (5) years experience. Degree must be in English, Journalism, or a related field. Experience must be in publications and include production and editing.
Master's degree in publishing, humanities or social sciences.
One (1) year of university press editorial experience in book /journal publishing, include proofreading, editing, coordination of multiple + projects (long form monographs, trade books and scholarly journals) simultaneously, expense tracking and ability to stay within budget allocations and timelines.
Effective written and oral communication, and analytical and organizational skills including, Chicago, MLA and APA styles.
Strong working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and project management software.
Based on the nature of this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas
This is a three year appointment position without guarantee of renewal
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019.
This position qualifies for a wide array of benefits. This includes medical, dental, vision, tuition remission, various employee discounts and a very generous amount of paid vacation and sick time.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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