1. Publications responsibilities: 2. Oversees manuscript development from start to finish, acting as the YCBA's lead liaison to contracted editors and authors as well as YUP-UK and collaborating institutions. 3. Responsible for assessing requirements for each project; plans and schedules delivery of publication materials accordingly. 4. Responsible for assemblage of publication materials including all texts and images in line with the requirements of the project 5. Determines book specifications and is responsible for ensuring design and production requirements are addressed at an appropriate stage, including image quality, sample spreads, covers and jackets, full layouts, choice of materials, and bindings 6. Manages all editorial processes and ensures editorial rigor (including branding guidelines, house style, copyediting, proofreading, and design approvals); oversees image corrections; responsible for delivery of print-ready files; checks printer plotter proofs and provides press oversight). 7. Responsible for setting and overseeing budgets. 8. Oversees the work of outside vendors and contractors. 9. Ensures compliance with Yale Procurement policies, co-publishing agreements, and copyright permissions, including those from collaborating and lending institutions. 10. Creates copy and provides materials in line with publishing requirements for YUP-UK, including sales, marketing, trade catalogue and book fairs for both New Haven and London. 11. Represents the YCBA at YUP meetings for museum publishing partners. 12. Exhibitions responsibilities: 13. Responsible for ensuring consistency in the production of interpretative materials (text panels, labels, and applicable digital elements). 14. Creates and edits written materials for the department, such as loan letters, author contracts, and calendar copy. 15. Participates in programming and research endeavors associated with exhibitions 16. Promotes exhibitions and their associated publications by providing content for press releases and reviews. 17. Coordinates with Education staff on the presentation of exhibitions to the public by providing exhibition and publication-related materials. 18. Contributes to institutional grant-seeking efforts in association with Advancement and External Affairs staff. 19. Implements digital exhibition and publication features.
Preferred Education: Masters or PhD in the History of British Art or closely related field. Experience working in major publishing house or museum publishing department.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Masters or PhD in the History of British Art or closely related field. Experience working in major publishing house or museum publishing department.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated ability (at least 5 years) working in scholarly environment such as university, research center or museum.
Posting Position Title: Publications Manager, YCBA
Required Skill/ability 3: Self-directed and pro-active. Ability to be highly organized with ability to prioritize effectively using initiative and working to deadlines. Ability to work independently.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Development Editor, and Publications Manager
Required Skill/ability 1: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively across the department, institution and with outside partners.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven record of successful project management; administrative and logistical experience (for example-organizing major conferences or serving as principal investigator on large research projects).
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrable mastery of English grammar, syntax, and diction. Firm grasp of "The Chicago Manual of Style". Excellent proficiency using MS Word and Excel. Working knowledge and ability using Adobe Creative Suite and HTML.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of book publishing experience (most or all in a manuscript editing department) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 49311BR
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