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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.

General Description:

This three-year term appointment coordinates author management from project transmittal to print and production for the University of Cincinnati Press and all aspects of production and manufacturing of print and digital books for university press imprints including Cincinnati Library Publishing Services.

Relationship and Authority:

This position reports to the Director of University Press.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for timely project management of editorial, proofreading, and indexing activities for assigned print, digital and online books and projects from manuscript transmittal to final printer and eBook files.
  • Create and maintain project production schedules.
  • Establish contact with author at project assignment and maintain contact through production cycle to ensure timely publication of projects.
  • Schedule and coordinate book production dates with author’s freelancers and manufacturing suppliers.
  • Responsible for overall quality of editing, proofreading, production and printing of individual list of books and journals.
  • Evaluate manuscripts for completeness; prepare analysis of copyediting and design needs in collaboration with authors.
  • Prepare front matter.
  • Register projects for ISBN’s DOI’s and LOC.
  • Recommend and contract freelancers for press projects. Maintain sufficient freelancer pool.  Provide feedback to freelancers and director.
  • Coordinate handoffs between freelancers and authors. Provide production guidance for authors upon review of copyedited and typeset manuscripts. Review and proof author changes to copyedited manuscript, page proofs, check final eBook files and advance copies.
  • Obtain print quotes and place print orders. Manage reprints.
  • Obtain digital files and distribute as needed. Help develop workflows and freelancer pool for commercial and open access production.
  • Work responsibly and within allocated book and project budget.
  • Approve invoices and monitor production costs.
  • Provide regular updates of budget expenditures.
  • Update P&L’s with actual costs.
  • Forecast FY production costs based on forthcoming lists.
  • Proofread cover, sales and marketing copy and materials.
  • Oversee work of production interns, graduate assistants, freelancers and work study students.
  • Position may include some travel to industry and academic meetings.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with three (3) years’ experience; -OR- five (5) years’ experience. Degree must be in English, Journalism, or a related field. Experience must be in publications and include production and editing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in publishing, humanities or social sciences.
  • One (1) year of editorial experience in book or journal publishing, include proofreading, editing, coordination of multiple + projects (long form monographs, trade books and scholarly journals) simultaneously, expense tracking and ability to stay within budget allocations and timelines.
  • Effective written and oral communication, and analytical and organizational skills including, Chicago, MLA and APA styles.
  • Strong working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and project management software.

Additional Details:

  • Based on the nature of this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.
  • This is a three year term appointment without guarantee of renewal.
  • Please include a resume and cover letter in your application.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019.

About the UC Press

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Press publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly and theory-to-practice transdisciplinary books in social justice, community engagement and collective impact written by leading-edge scholars and thought-leaders from across the globe. Additionally, the Press publishes books that highlight the greater regional Cincinnati area.

The Press aims to erase the boundaries between individual academic disciplines, exploring social justice topics from various field across social sciences, STM and humanities. Some of the Press digital projects will include enhanced formats and new modes of publishing.

The Press reports to the Dean of the University of Cincinnati Library and maintains a small staff. Our publishing vision creates encourages the use of rich media and interactive data with the goal of establishing an intellectual common for social justice scholars, students, educated lay and industry practitioners and general readers.

About the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is a premier public urban research university, ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight.” Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

About the UC Libraries

The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. The Libraries strive to be a creative and dynamic organization that is recognized as a model provider of access to premier library collections and quality service.

In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan, with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus. UC Libraries’ commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion is incorporated and embraced by the 11 tenets embedded in our Strategic Plan.

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.