In its centennial year, the University of Delaware Press, is seeking an enthusiastic Publishing Coordinator that shares the Press’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and collaboration. Reporting to the Press Director, the Publishing Coordinator will gain experience in a wide range of areas essential to press operations, including marketing, editorial, metadata, and administrative work. The Publishing Coordinator will provide vital support in helping the press to expand into open access and digital publishing and to cultivate projects for the press’s regionally focused series aimed at the general public, Delaware History and Culture. This Coordinator will position the Press to continue carrying out its mission to publish the outstanding, peer-reviewed scholarship it has become known for over the last century, while expanding into new areas and forms of publication.
- Assist in crafting and executing marketing strategy. Create annual marketing calendar identifying conference, award, and advertising opportunities; meet deadlines for tasks identified on the calendar, including advertisement reservations and creation, award application submissions, preparing materials for display and distribution at conferences; and manage web and social media promotion
- Attend and staff press booth as needed at academic and professional conferences.
- Design basic marketing materials, such as flyers, advertisements, and web/social media graphics.
- Assist in editorial review of manuscripts to ensure manuscript materials are complete and properly formatted. Vet images to ensure they are of publication quality and all permissions documentation is provided.
- Triage incoming proposals and manuscript submissions and consult with the Director on responses; write rejection letters to authors.
- Traffic manuscripts to peer reviewers, authors, and publishing partner. Traffic print-ready files to publishing partner and to Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian for deposit in UDSpace institutional repository.
- Manage administrative operations in the press office, including maintaining press records tracking manuscripts from submission to production.
- Work with the Director to manage all book records in the title management database. Perform data entry and create metadata for press titles and transmit files to publishing partner for production.
- Support Director in outreach efforts to regional institutions and creating materials to inform potential partners about the Delaware History and Culture series.
- Organize press editorial board meetings; take, transcribe, and disseminate meeting minutes.
- Work with the Director to supervise graduate assistant. Assist Director in crafting campus workshops and professional presentations on publishing.
- Abide by Press Code of Conduct, in which staff, editorial board members, authors, reviewers, publishing partners, and vendors can carry out our work in a safe professional environment, characterized by mutual respect and a commitment to equity, inclusion, and collaboration.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing/communications, or a related field, with three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with colleagues and scholars of all levels.
- Aptitude with social media and digital platforms, ability to learn digital tools quickly.
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Collaborative and able to work as part of a team.
- Self-motivated, with the ability to solve problems and execute tasks independently.
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
- Strong copyediting skills, familiarity with style guides (CMOS preferred), and a firm grasp of rules of grammar and style preferred.
- Experience working for a publisher or for an academic journal and/or interest in a career in scholarly publishing preferred.
- Experience working in WordPress and desktop design software (e.g., InDesign, Adobe Photoshop) preferred.
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