Manager – Digital Publishing
$51,415 – $64,011; commensurate with experience (updated July 1, 2022)
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Digital Publishing Manager (DPM) manages established and forthcoming production services for open access publishing and digital archiving in the library, including e-journal and e-book hosting platforms such as OJS, PressBooks, print-on-demand services, and others through effective project management, production workflow, and user support. The Digital Publishing Manager is part of the Digital Scholarship Initiatives unit (https://dsi.mtsu.edu) and is responsible for managing the daily publishing operations and seeing projects to completion including tasks such as document modelling, text-structure cleanup processes and metadata creation. Monitors and integrates emerging trends and best practices in the digital publishing environment; and assists in developing and administering innovative and sustainable publishing services that support the sharing and preservation of digital scholarship. Collaborates across the library and with MTSU campus partners, journal editors, and potential authors to create, disseminate, and preserve digital scholarly materials. Serves as a subject matter expert in digital publishing and provides continuous evaluation of processes to increase efficiency and operational practices. Provides consultation and publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content. Provides support and training for journal editors, repository coordinators, and authors on their respective publishing platforms.
Required Related Experience
One year of full-time (or two years part-time) project management experience and/or in a publishing environment (print or digital). One year of experience using website, design, or publishing tools.
Desirable Related Experience
Degree in library science, information science, history, English, journalism, media arts, art/design, educational technology, user experience, or related degree. One year of editorial experience in book or journal publishing or experience with any editorial processes such as copy-editing, proofreading, typesetting, format conversion, peer review process, website management, etc. Prior experience with accessibility, universal design, and or inclusive design. Experience with open educational resources and citation styles of Chicago, MLA and/or APA. Experience managing projects in an academic library, publisher, or knowledge institution.
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter & Resume Required
Special Instruction to Applicants
If available, we encourage applicants to share links within their resume or cover letter to works created, edited or published that reflect their digital or publishing skills. For more information about MTSU, Walker Library and Rutherford County, see the Hiring Resources section at https://library.mtsu.edu/about/jobs. For more information about the Library’s DSI unit and its core values visit https://dsi.mtsu.edu/coreprinciples.