Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library at Washington University Libraries, the Digital Publishing Manager plans, develops, implements, and assesses the services and operations for the University Libraries’ programs and services in support of long-form publishing and scholarly digital projects. The incumbent is responsible for creating a customer-first approach to delivering robust services, engaging in user support, training, and outreach, and collaborating with colleagues in the Libraries and University departments to create and manage content. The incumbent may support related library repository initiatives and provide backup support for additional DLPS services.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the full spectrum of daily operations for the long-form and digital project publishing services at WU Libraries, including client services, content management, and system configuration and optimization. Develops service strategies and policies for publishing services delivered or facilitated by the Libraries; develops procedures and workflows for creating works on digital publishing platforms; develops strategies for dissemination of publications, and assessment of projects’ successes. Works collaboratively with WU community members, faculty, students, and subject matter experts. Provides training on publishing platforms. May supervise student workers.
  • Collaborates with Library colleagues and vendors on platform development and enhancements necessary to support scholarly works and digital collections in a wide variety of formats.
  • Develops and implements procedures, workflows, and user documentation for publishing platforms and services, in consultation with colleagues within the WU Libraries.
  • Conducts outreach and solicits content and projects through consultation with faculty, researchers, and academic staff throughout the WashU community.
  • Professional Development and Service: Serves on Library committees and groups. Represents the Libraries on campus, nationally, and internationally in appropriate professional venues, and engages in professional activities outside of the University to stay up to date on developments in digital repository services and related professional areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree, Bachelor’s degree plus at least five years of experience, advanced degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience with content management platforms and applications frequently used for digital scholarship and publishing (e.g., Omeka, Scalar, Pressbooks, WordPress).
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and instruct others in their uses.
  • Experience in managing user-centered services.
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and resources in scholarly publishing, digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and/or open access.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on projects across a wide range of departments and for varying audiences.
  • Ability to work with faculty and researchers in consultations.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective digital projects both independently and collaboratively, including managing multiple and simultaneous projects.
  • Experience navigating issues related to copyright, fair use, and rights management.
  • Project management experience with complex digital initiatives involving many stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards and protocols such as Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, METS, and PREMIS.
  • Experience using scripting tools or languages to automate processes and manipulate data.
  • Experience working with programmers (e.g., writing specifications and use cases, QA testing).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
  • A strong desire and ability to learn new skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in relevant field or appropriate professional certificate.
  • Two to five years of relevant experience.

Salary Range

$55,600.00 – $94,900.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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