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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.

Project Euclid (, a joint venture between Duke University Press and Cornell University Library, is a growing multi-publisher electronic publishing community for mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid currently has an annual operational budget of over one million dollars and includes over 80 journals, 200 monographs, and over 35 partner publishers from all over the world.The Project Euclid Director of Publishing Services at Duke University Press is responsible for the growth and maintenance of Project Euclid’s publishing partnerships, scholarly content, and new services; for the financial management of Project Euclid; for the development and administration of the platform’s brand, marketing, and publicity; and for its operational management at Duke University Press. With assistance from the Project Euclid Digital Content and Systems Coordinator, the Director of Publishing Services provides direction, oversight and coordination to Duke University Press Marketing, Library Relations, Sales, Customer Relations, and Accounting departments on all Project Euclid related matters. S/he serves as the main point of contact between Duke University Press and Cornell University Library, and is responsible for ensuring clear and regular communication between institutions is maintained and that the different institutional policies, cultures, and needs are represented with regard to the administration of Project Euclid.
The Director of Publishing Services is also responsible for establishing and maintaining key relationships within the mathematics and statistics scholarly communities and increasing the stature and global presence of Project Euclid.
Along with designated principals at Cornell University Library, the Duke University Press Director, and the Press’s Senior Editor, the Director of Publishing Services is one of six members of Project Euclid’s Governing Cabinet, which is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of Project Euclid. The Director of Publishing Services is responsible for setting agendas for and leading the semi-annual meetings of the Governing Cabinet and the annual meetings of the Project Euclid Advisory Board, working in conjunction with the Project Euclid Director of Information Technology at the Cornell University Library.
This position reports to the DUP Senior Editor and is a full time position with Duke University benefits. If interested in applying please submit an electronic cover letter and resume prior to the close of the position on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12 pm noon EST.
Position closes on 03/24/2016. Please apply for requisition number 401076408.
Job Description:
I. Operational
In conjunction with the Director of Information Technology at Cornell University Library, in consultation with the Advisory Board, and with the approval of the Governing Cabinet, establish strategic direction, priorities, and goals for Project Euclid.
Actively conduct acquisitions efforts to recruit new partner publishers and increase the amount of scholarly content in Project Euclid.
Negotiate licensing agreements with third-party vendors and then maintain these relationships to ensure that any issues that arise around service and product delivery are managed effectively.
Solicit input from participating partner publishers on the enhancement of the Project Euclid platform; in conjunction with the Director of Information Technology, develop and expand the range of publishing services offered to participating and prospective partner publishers.
II. Managerial
Supervise the activities of the Digital Content and Systems Coordinator and the Budget and Reporting Specialist at DUP; work closely with them to create strategies, methods, and workflows to ensure operational success.
Manage various personnel functions for these positions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, and vacation and other leave schedules.
III. Financial
Develop, propose, implement, and monitor the annual operating budget for Project Euclid, with the Governing Cabinet providing approval and receiving regular reports.
Develop ongoing budget performance reports and analysis, providing financial guidance and recommendations for Project Euclid, and provide financial forecasts based on current actuals to colleagues at Duke University Press and Cornell University Library.
Supervise the accounting for budgeted funds.
Oversee invoicing for all partner publisher services.
Oversee profit-sharing and royalty payments to partner publishers.
Prepare financial and operational reports and analyses for Project Euclid partner publishers.
IV. Outreach, Promotion, and Relationship Management
Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with principals at Cornell University Library and serve as the main point of contact between Duke University Press and Cornell University Library.
Work with the DUP Marketing & Sales Group to develop and administer branding for the Project Euclid platform and publishing services.
Develop, nurture, and ensure open and frequent communication with partner publishers.
Establish relationships with key societies, agencies, and international organizations related to mathematics and statistics to globally promote Project Euclid.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with Project Euclid Advisory Board members.
Nominate to the Governing Cabinet new Advisory Board members when current members cycle off.
Serve as an ex-officio member of the Advisory Board.
Serve as the key Project Euclid representative to libraries, publishers, institutions, other scholarly and scientific organizations, and the academic community in general.
Represent Project Euclid at domestic and international scholarly conferences, meetings, and events.
Identify and follow trends and developments in digital content initiatives and scholarly communication issues.
Work requires a general business background generally equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
The Project Euclid Director of Publishing Services will need to be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with an exceptionally articulate customer base. Knowledge of marketing, digital content development, and journals acquisitions should be demonstrated. Strong budget and reporting experience using MS Office programs and proprietary programs is essential. Domestic and international travel based on conference, meeting, and acquisitions schedules is required.
Work requires 2 years related business or administrative experience to become familiar with general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of major office activities. A master’s degree in a business related field may be substituted for 2 years experience.