Assists with a program of 30-50 new titles a year, including trade, scholarly, course, and professional books, and collaborates closely with other Press departments to help manage projects throughout their life cycle.
Oversees collection of confidential materials in preparation of dossiers for Editorial Committee and Board of Publications meetings.
Prepares book estimates, budgets, and contracts.
Researches sales of comparable titles and prepares applications for publication subsidies.
Assiduously maintains database of proposals and manuscripts under review.
Prepares transmittal materials on new manuscripts for editing, design and production.
Evaluates, and in some circumstances completes, illustration and permission programs for books.
Proofreads page proofs, catalog and cover copy, and other materials circulated as part of the prepublication materials for books.
May travel to scholarly meetings with editors to participate in author meetings and to staff book exhibits with the marketing department.
May present projects at Press editorial and launch meetings in editorsâ™ absence.
Participates in the acquisition of new publications by acting as a liaison among acquisitions editors, authors and reviewers as well as other press departments with direction from others. Collects confidential materials and maintains the database of proposals and manuscripts under review.
Prepares book estimates, budgets, contracts and proposals.
Evaluates author illustration and permission programs and directs authors on the modification needed. Conducts picture research and discusses contract terms and permission fees as needed. Proofreads materials circulated as part of the prepublication materials for books.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree. Â
Graduate work and familiarity with scholarly books. Â
At least one year experience in publishing, preferably in books.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Excellent computer skills in PC environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Photoshop.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Respond quickly and appropriately to emails and queries.
Work as part of a team.
Work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Manage stressful situations.
Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Represent organizations positively to internal and external clients.
Set up and break down book exhibits at academic conferences.
Concentrate and use computers intensively within a standard work station environment.
Willing and able to travel domestically.
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