Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Digital Publishing and Outreach Specialist
Boston College Libraries is seeking a collaborative and enthusiastic individual to support the communication, outreach, and training needs of our digital initiatives. The Digital Publishing and Outreach Specialist will collaborate closely with Digital Scholarship staff to expand our digital publishing services that the Boston College Libraries offer.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide training and create outreach materials related to our journal publishing program and other digital initiatives. S/he will be responsible for presenting to groups across campus about these services and will work with the Digital Scholarship Group to create publicity materials. The successful candidate will have experience creating web and print outreach and publicity materials (e.g. blog and social media posts, posters, flyers) and will have an interest in open access publishing.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $42,400 to $53,000; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
● Ability to provide strong attention to detail
● Ability to document complex processes and to write training materials
● Be collaborative and able to work across departmental groups
● Show evidence of strong multi-tasking skills and ability to meet deadlines
● Ability to provide group training presentations in software use
● Basic familiarity with copyright principles
Strong writing and design skills and an ability to communicate effectively in multiple media
Demonstrate effective customer service approach.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with web publishing platforms, or an interest in learning some of this on the job. Familiarity with academic libraries, bachelors degree preferred
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2704
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.