The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is looking for an experienced and enterprising person to lead our Editorial Production department. This new opening for an Assistant Director, Editorial and Production Services, comes at an exciting time for the Press as we approach our 50th anniversary and celebrate our renowned academic list, the success of our trade-focused imprints, and the recent launch of RavenSpace, a digital publishing platform for collaborative publishing in Indigenous studies.
A busy department, Editorial Production coordinates the production of 55-60 books annually and is adept at meeting the challenges presented by new types of publications arising from digital initiatives and new modes of publishing, including fully accessible eBooks. As head of the department, you will be overseeing the workflow and activities of an established and highly skilled group of production editors, providing knowledgeable and creative leadership during an exciting and demanding time of change and possibility in scholarly communications.
UBC Press is a collaborative workplace, hence your strong communications skills will be critical in a role that thrives on open conversation and coordination with colleagues from all departments across the Press. As a member of the senior management team, you will also be helping to refine the Press’s overall strategic direction, supporting its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and safeguarding its reputation for excellence with authors and reading audiences alike.
If you would like to learn more about joining UBC Press as it launches into its next fifty years, please click here to link to the UBC listing for a full position description.