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Fulfillment Operations Manager
Johns Hopkins University Press
The Fulfillment Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Hopkins Fulfillment Services.
Link: https://jobs.up.hcommons.org/job/johns-hopkins-university-press-baltimore-md-2-fulfillment-operations-manager/
Library Sales Manager
MLA
The MLA is seeking a library sales manager to develop and sustain relationships with library customers, create data-driven institutional sales strategies, and coordinate with customer service to support customers’ use of our digital subscription product MLA Handbook Plus.

Reporting to the director of outreach, the library sales manager will work closely with the marketing staff and with the office of scholarly communication. As the primary point of contact for institutional subscribers, the library sales manager will contribute to the ongoing development of the product by conveying user feedback to content creators. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with the higher education library market and be enthusiastic about building relationships with librarians to support adoption and use of MLA Handbook Plus.
Link: https://www.mla.org/About-Us/Employment
Business Manager
The University of Utah Press
We seek an accountant with a strong record in keeping accurate general ledger books with scrupulous attention to all financial details, who will find their involvement in the financial management of a university press an exciting and intellectually stimulating position. The Press is located in the Marriott Library, at the heart of the U of U campus, and publishes up to thirty new titles annually in such varied disciplines as archaeology and anthropology, American Indian studies, Mormon studies, folklore, western history, environmental studies, natural history, nature writing, creative nonfiction, poetry, and linguistics. The work is challenging, requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, demands close attention to detail and a flair for organization and scheduling, and is rewarding for those who are curious about the world of print and electronic publishing. This position works collegially with all members of the Press staff and is essential to long-term financial planning. The successful applicant will also join the larger community of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) business and finance professionals, with the opportunity to attend the annual financial officers meeting.

See more at Utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/116884

Link: Utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/116884
Editor in Chief
University Press of Florida
The University Press of Florida, the official publisher for the State University System for the State of Florida, is looking for an Editor in Chief (EIC). This leadership position establishes the editorial vision and sets the overall direction for the book acquisitions program with a focus on the humanities and social sciences and furthering brand reputation. The position directs the book publishing program to ensure the highest levels of quality, peer review excellence, and market viability across all subject areas, while managing the title pipeline for a predictable and timely flow of manuscripts into the publication process. The EIC manages the acquisitions department, leading and supervising acquisitions staff and facilitating and coordinating the work of the department to acquire 75–100 titles annually. This position also performs the functions of an acquisitions editor, acquiring 15–20 high quality manuscripts per year and representing the Press to other departments at UF and the other state universities, the academy at large, and at scholarly conferences and public events. The EIC is a key member of the Press management team, participating in Press-wide planning, budgeting, and strategizing with the director and other department heads. The successful candidate will be an experienced and thoughtful leader, adept at prioritizing multiple time-sensitive projects and communicating clearly, collegially, and tactfully. They will remain current with market and publishing trends and developments, including digital publishing. They will be a creative problem solver, open to challenges, and able to generate new ideas. The EIC will take appropriate actions to support a diverse and equitable workforce and participate in the Press’s and the University’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Link: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/516744/editor-in-chief
Accountant - University of Michigan Press
Michigan Publishing / University of Michigan Press
The Accountant Intermediate will support the financial and business functions for Michigan Publishing / University of Michigan Press. They will provide financial analysis, reconciliations, policy interpretation, royalty processing, procurement, and the creation and analysis of regular and specialized financial reports. The position works closely with the Library Finance office and other University financial systems. The work requires a willingness to learn about the publishing industry in order to serve both internal and external clients’ business intelligence and accounting needs. This position reports to the Director of Business and Administration.
Link: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/198147/accountant_intermediate
Editorial Director (listed as Writing/Editing Leader)
Indiana University Press
Manages the acquisitions department of the IU Press. Supervises a team of acquisitions editors and their assistants. Works with the Director of IU Press and Digital Publishing to formulate and update a long-term acquisition strategic plan. Directs overall editorial strategy and book list-building opportunities, and is responsible for seasonal list planning. Acquires 25 or more scholarly and trade books each year in assigned fields.
Develops and monitors long-term IU Press acquisition strategic plan and department budget. Ensures that the acquisitions team meets productivity and revenue objectives seasonally and annually. Forecasts and monitors seasonal lists, coordinating closely with other departments. Mentors, trains, and monitors the performance of acquisition editors. Leads team meetings and participates in seasonal list setting meetings, senior management meetings, and front list post-publication assessment meetings.
Acquires up to 25 books each year in assigned areas, including philosophy, African studies, and Jewish studies. Develops book lists in assigned and new areas to advance Press's publishing program and to meet revenue goals. Analyzes publishing and scholarly trends in appropriate academic fields, evaluates the performance of previously published books. Develops contacts with prospective authors. Assesses manuscripts and proposals, engages peer reviewers, identifies publishable manuscripts. Works with acquisition assistant to prepare proposal materials for Press's Faculty Board, including marketing plans and financial projections. Negotiates contracts with authors, agents, and other publishers. Oversees manuscript development with authors. Coordinates with other departments to plan and implement publishing strategy. Prepares book budgets. Drafts and approves book jacket and catalog copy. Serves as chief liaison between authors and the Press at the beginning of the publishing process.
Link: https://hrms.indiana.edu/psc/PH1PRD_PUB/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U
Journals Production Coordinator
Penn State University
The Production Coordinator should have a solid grasp of basic copyright law, copyediting, understand online editorial workflows, and know how to prepare digital files for transfer to platforms for publication. The position works with external copy editors, project managers, and vendors for composition, printing, and online distribution. Together with the production manager, the production coordinator provides statistics for setting print-runs, maintains production records (permissions, contact details, and production status), and works with student interns.
Link: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Staff/job/UniverJsity-Park-Campus/Journals-Production-Coordinator_REQ_0000014638-1
Business Manager
Rutgers University Press
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Business Manager for Rutgers University Press. Reporting to the Press Director, the Business Manager is responsible for managing all financial activities for the Press, with minimal supervision, including (but not limited to) accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, royalties, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and grants administration. The position communicates financial information clearly to Press Director, Staff, and members of the Press Council. The Business Manager provides timely information and robust analysis and metrics that support both operational and strategic decisions.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Manages monthly and fiscal year-end close process, including preparation of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations and financial statement analysis.
• Ensures that all revenue and expenses are recorded accurately in General Ledger.
• Develops and manages the annual operating budget and reforecast quarterly revenue and expenses.
• Uses Excel, EPBCS (Enterprise Planning & Budget Cloud Service), financial modeling, analysis of patterns, and sound judgement.
• Manages the annual royalty process, including the setting up of Author and Series Editor contracts, submission of check requests for all recipients owed a payment, entry of author advances, and distribution of sales statements to every royalty recipient.
• Delivers professional and prompt service to authors by answering their questions about royalties.
Link: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/134689
Library Sales Manager
Modern Language Association
Help shape the future of the MLA’s signature guide, the MLA Handbook. We are launching the long-awaited digital subscription version of the handbook and are looking for a library sales manager who can develop and sustain relationships with library customers, create data-driven institutional sales strategies, and coordinate with customer service to support customers’ use of MLA Handbook Plus.

Reporting to the director of outreach, the library sales manager will work closely with the marketing staff and with the office of scholarly communication. As the primary point of contact for institutional subscribers, the library sales manager will contribute to the ongoing development of the product by conveying user feedback to content creators. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with the higher education library market and be enthusiastic about building relationships with librarians to support adoption and use of MLA Handbook Plus.

Responsibilities:
Manages sales and renewals for library accounts
Cultivates new sales through calls, e-mails, and other channels in order to meet revenue targets
Uses analytics and other customer data to develop and manage relationships through association CRM
Develops, tracks, and follows up with leads
Helps develop new lead-generation strategies in collaboration with other marketing staff members
Creates sales and usage reports for digital product
Responds to queries from customers
Attends in-person and virtual conferences and participates in other outreach activities aimed at purchasers and end users
Stays up to date on trends in the library market
Contributes to other MLA sales and marketing efforts as needed


Link: https://jobs.up.hcommons.org/job/modern-language-association-new-york-2-library-sales-manager/
Sales Manager
University of Alabama Press
The Sales Manager is part of a 3-person marketing department and will work closely with and report directly to the Director of Sales and Marketing. The Sales Manager will be responsible for general sales strategy in order to ensure timely and accurate delivery of metadata and maximize sales revenue and grow business in all sectors: retail, wholesale, electronic, direct-to-consumer, specialty, and international.
Link: https://staffjobs.ua.edu/en-us/job/513374/sales-manager-513374
Publicity Manager
University of Wisconsin Press
The University of Wisconsin Press is seeking an energetic and creative individual to work with us as Publicity Manager. We are looking for someone with the exceptional communication skills needed to excite a range of audiences about our publications and authors, and the organizational skills to manage several simultaneous projects at different stages. The Publicity Manager is part of a 3-person books marketing team and will work closely with and report to the Sales and Marketing Manager.

Please click on the Apply Now button at jobs.wisc.edu (search for job number 236926) to submit your application materials for consideration.
Link: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/509471/publicity-manager
Publicist
University Press of Florida
This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing publicity campaigns for books published by the University Press of Florida, with an emphasis on promoting books written for nonacademic audiences as well as coordinating and contributing to various aspects of the Press’s external communications strategy. The focus of the work will be to raise the profile of the Press and its books among general audiences and stakeholders by securing book reviews and other media coverage, planning and coordinating content across the Press’s social media accounts, and communicating about the activities of the Press and its authors through other platforms and channels.
Link: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/517089/publicist
Acquisitions Editor - Architecture, Design, & Regional Interest
University of Virginia Press
The University of Virginia Press (UVAP) seeks an innovative, productive, and experienced editor to acquire and develop 18-20 new book projects each year in the areas of architecture and urban design, landscape architecture, architectural history, and regional interest. This full-time staff position reports to the Editor-in-Chief. UVAP has a prestigious reputation among scholarly presses for high-caliber books in architecture and landscape and urban design as well as regional interest, including Helen Horowitz’s Traces of J.B. Jackson, Jill Desimini’s Cyclical City—Five Stories of Urban Transformation, Walter Hood and Grace Mitchel Tada (eds.), Black Landscapes Matter, and Earl Swift’s Journey Down the James. In addition, the acquiring editor will have opportunities to develop new series in the assigned categories. The Architecture, Design, and Regional Interest editor will be responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and developing proposals and manuscripts for exceptional scholarly and trade books, acting as primary liaison with those authors, managing all aspects of the editorial process, applying for grant monies, and overseeing the books through the entire course of publication.

Please apply through UVA Workday (link below), and search for R0025425. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Link: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Acquiring-Editor-for-Architecture--Design--and-Regional-Interest_R0025425
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