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Director of Editorial, Design, and Production
University of South Carolina Press
The University of South Carolina Press, located in Columbia at the state’s flagship university, seeks a Director of Editorial, Design, and Production. The EDP Director is a key member of the leadership team of the Press, responsible for coordinating the publication of 40 new print and digital books each year, as well as managing reprints of our backlist of 1,500 titles. The EDP Director will work with outside vendors and freelancers in addition to managing a staff of two and coordinating closely with Marketing & Sales as well as Acquisitions. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership and collegiality, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and a track record of growth and innovation.
Senior Manager of Sales & Library Relations
Project MUSE at Johns Hopkins University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a Senior Manager of Sales & Library Relations, Project MUSE who will be responsible for sales for MUSE’s portfolio of products and services to the academic, public, special, and school markets across the globe.

The Senior Manager of Sales & Library Relations, in conjunction with the Director of Library & Publisher Partnerships, directs the overall sales strategies for MUSE’s portfolio of products and services to the academic, public, special, and school markets across the globe. They are responsible for establishing and meeting sales goals and directing the work effort and performance of the sales managers, providing coaching and mentorship when needed. A key aspect of this position is maintaining and expanding relationships with libraries to ensure continuity of support and identifying new business opportunities and sales channels. The Senior Manager of Sales & Library Relations will work closely with publisher relations colleagues on sales strategies that are in parallel with content acquisitions to develop new saleable products and services for customers. This is a principal position within MUSE and reports to the Director of Library & Publisher Partnerships.

Production Editor
Penn State University Press
Penn State University Press seeks a Production Editor with expertise in copyediting scholarly books and project management. The purpose of this position is to ensure that books and other written materials reflect standards set by the Press and the University. This is an on-site position at Penn State University Press, a division of The Pennsylvania State University Libraries and Scholarly Communications.
Project Editor
University of Alabama Press
The University of Alabama Press seeks an experienced Project Editor to join the editorial department.

Required minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences, and at least two (2) years of experience in publishing. An internship at a publishing house or research or teaching support within a university environment may be counted toward years of experience.

Required skills and knowledge:

Extensive knowledge of the rules of the English language as well as strong competence in editing scholarly material
Demonstrated knowledge of grammar, spelling, and usage
Working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and familiarity of other various book-publishing style manuals is preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Outlook)
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (particularly Acrobat and InDesign)
Technological savvy, including the ability to learn and adapt to new developments and train others in their use
Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines is essential
Strong organization skills
Keen attention to details
Ability to set priorities, work independently, and maintain tight schedules, including occasional work during evenings, weekends, and university breaks as needed
Mac OS proficient
Database management
Effective written and oral communications
Preferred Qualifications:

Masters or other advanced degree in the humanities or social sciences

Proven competence in editing across multiple academic disciplines
Rich intellectual knowledge and a strong scholarly background
Fluent with the comment and markup feature in Adobe Acrobat
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign
Familiarity with ebook technologies

Senior Manager of Sales & Library Relations
Project MUSE / JHU Press
Johns Hopkins University Press seeks a Senior Manager of Sales & Library Relations, Project MUSE who will be responsible for sales for MUSE’s portfolio of products and services to the academic, public, special, and school markets across the globe.

Project MUSE, a division of Johns Hopkins University Press, is a vanguard in the digital aggregation of humanities and social sciences scholarly content from not-for-profit university presses and society publishers. MUSE has been providing high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and books to academic libraries and institutions around the world for over 25 years. The Senior Manager of Sales & Library Relations, Project MUSE will join a team of exceptional professionals committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute.
Marketing & Sales Manager
University of Massachusetts Press
Job Summary

The Marketing and Sales Manager is responsible for conceiving and executing the marketing strategy for University Press’s scholarly and trade publishing program. This position works with a wide range of stakeholders and the Press staff to generate awareness of and enthusiasm for the Press’s publications; contributes to the sales effort; and enhances and increases the Press’s impact. The Marketing and Sales Manager creates and executes concrete plans, reviews sales results to measure the success of their efforts, and interacts with authors, faculty, and national and local contacts as the point person for marketing efforts on behalf of the Press.
Director, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press Director provides vision, leadership, and operational oversight for an award-winning regional publisher that is well positioned for national sales growth in the next five to ten years. The Press Director is responsible for all activities of the Society’s publishing program and publications, which include the quarterly Wisconsin Magazine of History and books published for trade, scholarly, and education markets. The Press currently publishes up to twelve titles per year on history and culture for readers of all ages. Strategic goals of the Press include continuing to prioritize inclusion and representation in its publications, pursuing growth in the young reader market, developing high-quality educational publications for teaching Wisconsin history, and supporting the opening of a new Wisconsin history center in 2026.

The Director establishes the strategic vision and empowers the Press Acquisitions, Editorial, Production, Marketing & Sales, and Business & Operations teams to ensure that vision is successfully realized. The Press director coaches and provides support for Press staff to acquire or create accurate and compelling content, to control costs while maintaining high quality and timeliness, to guarantee strong sales, and to ensure the Press’s financial health. The Press Director seeks out and fosters mutually beneficial relationships with donors, external partners, authors, colleagues, and Society members. The Director promotes professional development to enable staff to learn and grow in their work; budget-awareness among staff; and prudent course corrections that support the Press’s effectiveness. The Press Director manages a team of 15 full/part-time staff, including 6 direct reports, and reports to the Assistant Deputy Director/CPO.

To apply, visit, or visit and search for “Director, Wisconsin Historical Society Press.” Applications are open through July 5.

Marketing and Sales Manager
Southern Illinois University Press
Southern Illinois University Press seeks an experienced book publishing professional to manage the marketing, sales, and publicity efforts of the press. This position is responsible for crafting marketing, sales, and publicity plans and ensuring their implementation; managing the department budget and calendars; supervising staff, freelancers, and students; evaluating the impact of efforts and remaining knowledgeable of innovations and best practices; and acting as a key decision-maker in regards to book titles, formats, covers, prices, and discounts. The Marketing Associate will liaison with authors to help them promote their books; work with sales reps to help them sell press books; communicate with press staff to ensure cooperation across departments; and promote the press to campus and the region.
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