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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.

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

Michigan Publishing provides a home to more than 35 digital open access serials, publishing peer-reviewed scholarship across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities (

In our publishing program and work environment, we champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work engages a broad and diverse community with wide-ranging needs and concerns, and we empower all employees to actively participate in the ongoing process of learning about and responding to these needs. We value the synergy that results from sharing and leveraging our different experiences, backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests to build an environment in which all our community members can flourish.

As part of a dynamic team of digital publishing specialists, the Editorial Coordinator oversees Michigan Publishing’s relationships with the editors of its journals, particularly advising on indexing, editorial workflows, technical requirements, and financial concerns through regular check-ins and periodic ad hoc consultation. The Editorial Coordinator also works independently with the U-M campus community, including faculty, staff, and students, to identify and develop potential new scholarly publication projects for our open-access, campus-facing Maize Books imprint.  This position reports to the Director of Publishing Services.

Note: This is a 3-year term limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.


  • Act as the main point of contact and liaison to internal production staff for the editorial staff of 35+ open access journals.

  • Work with journal editors to establish clear timelines for submission of content based on desired publication schedules and production staff workloads.

  • Coordinate with external production vendors and with the development team of our journals hosting platform, Janeway, to answer editor and author questions about cost and processes.

  • Meet annually with journal editors to discuss annual progress toward publication goals, processes that can be improved, and to maintain the relationship between publisher and editorial staff.

  • Identify and develop new journals for entry into the journals program based on publishing values and opportunities.

  • Consult with campus stakeholders to identify and develop new campus-based publishing projects for approval by the Publishing Services Approval Group.

  • Oversee project budgets and finances for journals and OA projects.

  • Plan and participate in educational workshops and other outreach activities, including occasional conference presentations.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years’ experience in scholarly publishing or related content fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Previous experience with scholarly journal or book editorial processes.

  • Experience managing projects, prioritizing among multiple projects, and meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate in a professionally diverse environment.

  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of major journal indexes and citation tools.

  • Awareness of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing.

  • Proven written communication and presentation skills.

Additional Information

This is a 3-year term limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives 12 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options are available.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • The person in this position occasionally moves through the building to attend meetings/events and ascend/descend short flights of stairs to different floors of the building.

  • During COVID-19, the Michigan Publishing team is primarily working remotely, but a return to predominantly in-person working is expected once public health guidelines permit. While access to a personal Internet connection is desirable, U-M Library provides support and resources for remote work needs.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.