Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination - California Digital Library
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: $90,000 - $95,000
Position Summary: Scholarly communication is a rapidly changing domain, with opportunities both to transform the way scholars distribute the results of their research and to dramatically expand the reach of that research by opening it up to new, global communities. Reporting to the Senior Product Manager for Publishing at the California Digital Library, the Publications Manager will work in the midst of this exciting and evolving space, supporting the open access scholarly communication activities of the University of California academic community, particularly as they relate to library publishing and the distribution of scholarly works via eScholarship, UC's open access publishing platform and institutional repository.
Leveraging deep familiarity with academic publishing, the incumbent will support and grow a well-established, open access journals program spanning 75+ active titles and a broad range of disciplines. In this capacity, the position will specifically provide direct support to a large, varied, and geographically distributed network of journal managers and editors, emphasizing standards and best practices in academic publishing and working to ensure the success of their publications. The incumbent will additionally assist the UC academic community in its use of CDL's institutional repository services.
Beyond CDL's current scholarly publishing activities, the successful candidate will monitor trends, identify opportunities and collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement new publishing services, particularly in the context of the humanities and social sciences. First among these will be the development of a library-based, monograph publishing program -- utilizing the open source, digital-first book publishing platform, Editoria -- that will provide the tools necessary to support the production of high-quality, low-cost open access books. In this and future projects, the candidate will strategically recruit early publishing partners, support them in their use of CDL's publishing tools and services, evaluate the efficacy of these tools and services, and coordinate CDL's responsiveness to user needs & concerns.
Finally, this position will be expected to provide exceptional direct support to eScholarship users and to make use of online Customer Relationship Management tools to develop robust self-help resources.
CDL welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals from underrepresented groups. CDL seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position.
Job Close Date: 6-10-2019
Duty 1: In partnership with the Senior Product Manager and campus library partners, solicits & responds to opportunities to grow existing and develop new publishing programs across the UC system. Collaborates with campus library partners to monitor trends and identify needs related to scholarly communication. Develops materials and programs for advising publishing partners of best practices and ensuring quality and professionalization of all publishing programs. Function:Publishing Program Coordination Percent: 30
Duty 2: Provides direct support to journal staff and other publishing partners in leveraging technology platforms to manage the daily operations of their publications. Develops strategies and methods for delivering such support at an ever-increasing scale. Applies knowledge of user behavior to proposals for technical and programmatic improvements. Function:Publishing Systems Support & Development Percent: 30
Duty 3: Develops and participates in marketing and professional outreach activities and informational campaigns to raise awareness of product or service. Function:Marketing & Outreach Percent: 20
Duty 4: Provides periodic content progress reports outlining key activities and progress toward achieving overall goals. Also ensures the preparation and maintenance of documentation including end-user documentation and release notes. Function:Reporting Percent: 10
Duty 5: Conducts product and service training. Function:Training Percent: 10
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree and at least three years' experience with development or delivery of online information services in publishing, library, educational and/or research settings, including experience building and sustaining publishing programs and helping publishing partners leverage technical tools to achieve their goals.
Deep familiarity with faculty publishing behaviors, their significance in the academic reward system and other settings, and solid understanding of both open access and library publishing initiatives.
Excellent collaboration skills and commitment to providing high-quality services, as demonstrated by the ability to develop productive partnerships with stakeholders both inside and outside the department.
Experience managing outreach efforts with a demonstrated ability to convey the value of a product or service to potential users and maintain engagement with established clients.
Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and independently and to communicate effectively with vendors, faculty and staff at a variety of levels within the organization both orally and in written form.
Experience with digital publishing and institutional repository tools (e.g. Open Journal Systems (OJS), Janeway, Aries, Editoria) -- preferably in an administrator or service provider role.
Understanding of project management principles and best practices.
Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues at a conceptual level and effectively convey and explain to information to users.
Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication. Required
Experience with institutional repository tools (e.g. DSpace, Samvera, EPrints, Digital Commons) -- especially in an administrator or service provider role.
Experience managing one or more large-scale projects from planning to implementation.
Familiarity with online academic publishing trends and opportunities.
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