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Job Description:

Brown Judaic Studies (BJS) is a scholarly book series housed in the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University.  We are currently looking for a full-time project manager for a fixed-term (maximum one-year) position overseeing the conversion of fifty of our titles to digital, Open Access form.

While the physical digitization will be contracted out, the project manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the project, including the solicitation of new essays to accompany the new digital versions and marketing and dissemination of the titles.  The project manager will be based in the Brown University Library.

The person holding the position is expected to take the lead in making the decisions necessary to keep the project moving.  These might include working with authors on corrections and essays and developing a marketing plan.  The position will not have independent control over any budgetary matters.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the humanities or social science field; at least 3-5 years of experience in publishing (preferably at a university press) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Communications experience with print and online media, including building websites
  • Experience with marketing, preferably with that of e-book
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Experience with copyediting and proofreading
  • Ability to supervise a digitization and publication workflow
  • Ability to manage social media strategy and web content authoring
  • Knowledge of Judaic Studies scholarship and facility with Hebrew preferred
  • This is a fixed-term (maximum one-year) position

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:

Project Manager


Program in Judaic Studies


Grade 9

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Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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