From its offices in Bloomington, Indiana, the project manager/editor manages the book production process, from the copyediting stage through typesetting, author review of proof, and indexing to completion of the printed book. Ensures that each book meets Indiana University Press standards in terms of editing, structure, and organization, and placement and reproduction of illustrations, while coordinating with authors to ensure high levels of quality and satisfaction. Oversees and evaluates the work of independent contractors such as proofreaders, copyeditors, designers, typesetters, indexers, and identifies and finds solutions if work does not meet the Press's requirements and high standards of quality. Coordinates project schedules with lead project manager and director of publishing operations, authors, and independent contractors to meet marketing and financial obligations. Answers questions from a broad range of internal and external stakeholders about projects and offers creative solutions to problems that arise at any stage. Maintains database records; writes progress reports; and collaborates with colleagues across the press to establish and refine procedures to improve book development. Assists in interviewing, selecting, training, and providing direction to temporary employees.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in humanities and two years of professional editing and project management experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Ability to coordinate multiple complex projects with competing deadlines. Strong communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly and with diplomacy and tact. Ability to work independently. Impeccable language, editing, and writing skills. High-level of computer literacy including proficiency in Microsoft Office—especially on-screen editing and macro-creation. Knowledge of academic writing and with The Chicago Manual of Style. Creative problem-solving ability, scrupulous attention to detail, and good editorial judgment.
Relevant graduate coursework or Master's degree. Knowledge of at least one foreign language. Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and its mark-up tools. Experience with scholarly/academic publications.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
This position requires intense concentration for extended periods within a busy office environment and involves constant use of computers and detailed reading. Requires repetitive motion.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2PR
Department: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS (BA-IUPR-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 75935
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.