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.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of issues, trends, software tools and platforms, and processes in academic publishing;
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, LaTeX, and/or XML
  • Ability to learn new tools, skills, and software as needed to support the publication of scholarly publications and open educational resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating a welcoming environment and contributing to a collaborative working and learning environment.

Job Description:


The Iowa State University Library is seeking applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Open Publishing Production Editor to help expand the library’s nationally recognized publishing program, Iowa State University Digital Press. The Iowa State University Digital Press is an open-access library publishing program that is committed to diversifying the ideas, cultures, and experiences represented in the scholarly record.

Reporting to the Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, the Open Publishing Production Editor supports the publication of scholarly publications and open educational resources using multiple publishing platforms, including Janeway. This may include managing open access publishing workflows, typesetting and layout of publications, reviewing content for accessibility compliance, supervising student assistants, and providing support and training for publication authors and editors. Collaborators include the Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Metadata Services, Digital Scholarship and Initiatives, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as project lead and primary point of contact for selected publications, providing workflow assistance and editorial services to authors and editors
  • Compose, review, and edit publications, including website creation and publication typesetting and layout
  • Apply broad, working knowledge of the field to integrate standards and best practices to develop, implement, and maintain internal style guides, standards, and workflows
  • Reviews and/or edits layouts, drafts, and information in order to check for content, readability, style, and accessibility
  • Provide general customer relations information to external clients or customers, usually not dealing with sensitive subject matter
  • Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests from authors, editors, and service providers
  • Provide training sessions for editors and authors
  • Oversee student assistants, including hiring, training, and performance evaluations
  • Conducts research and analysis to support reporting
  • Assist in developing announcements and publicity for Digital Press publications in partnership with library communications team
  • Collaborate with campus units, authors, editors, service providers, and other external partners to produce scholarly publications and open educational resources

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Iowa State University is a global, culturally diverse, and welcoming institution where students, faculty, and staff flourish. We know broad experiences and perspectives are vital to advancing innovation, thinking critically, and solving complex problems. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who champion the educational success of all students and support the professional success of colleagues consistent with the university’s Principles of Community.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Posting Close Date:
June 12, 2024